San Francisco-based photographer Lisa Kristine has spent the past 28 years documenting indigenous cultures in 70 countries on 6 continents around the world. More recently, she has been working with the organization Free the Slaves, using her photography to document the monstrosity that is modern day slavery.
The video above is a powerfully moving talk Kristine recently gave at TEDxMaui about the subject and her photography that is meant to make a difference.
Entire families have become victims to generations of slavery for debts as low as $18. At the same time, slave owners are raking in a whopping $13 billion every year.
Kristine says she hopes her photos awaken a force in the people who see them — a force that sparks a fire that casts a light on the issue of modern day slavery.