“Lisa’s images take us behind the veil to the atrocities of slavery. To respect human dignity for those from every walk of life, business leaders must embrace our unique role in upholding the precepts of equality, belonging and purpose. When we do so, together, we can enact powerful change.”
-Sir Richard Branson
“Bearing witness to true beauty that belies the evil within the souls of men, surely is the first act of true liberation. Lisa Kristine’s images are a testament to truth and an insightful and inspiring body of evidence which should never and can never be denied.”
-David Clarke, Former Head of Photography, Tate Modern
“In Lisa Kristine’s images we see dignity despite the dire and desperate circumstances. Her work commands a respectful connection between the viewer and the subject, insisting we acknowledge the plights of those in bondage, and allowing us to raise a hand to help.”
-Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate
“Too many of us, when we first see slaves, see only victims and pain. Lisa breaks through our misconceptions and shows us the truth: people who have been enslaved are just like us, full of dreams and hopes, knowing pain, yes, but also joy, human in their essence and their actions. Her powerful work is liberating, both to those in slavery and to the rest of us.”
-Kevin Bales, Lead Author, Global Slavery Index
“The sensitivity that Bound to Freedom communicates delves beyond words, in Lisa’s Kristine’s ability to move – yes, even activate – our hearts and minds to engage in eradicating slavery. This body of work is a resounding declaration of faith in the living spirit of humanity and a reminder that we have the power to change. Let this be a catalyst.”
-Pat Mitchell, Media Leader, TEDWomen
“Lisa Kristine’s work calls on the international community to once and for all times rise up against the inhumanity of slavery. She has captured the tremendous beauty of the human faces of those enslaved and the ugly results of the deafening silence of the masses of humanity. We must see Lisa’s work and we must hear the cries of the people whose faces she presents to us.”
-Michael A. Battle, U.S. Ambassador to the African Union 2009-2013
“Lisa Kristine is a modern day abolitionist who’s work moves beyond the horrors of slavery to highlight people’s common humanity.”
-Terri Lee Freeman, President, National Civil Rights Museum
“Lisa’s work permeates myriad layers. Whether unveiling stories of those who become enslaved because of their battle with poverty, or those unable to escape as they are threatened with violence in rice mills, brick factories, gold mines and domestic work – Lisa brings a rare form of compassion with her images. She allows us to see beyond the suffering, and imagine a world without slavery.”
-Gary Haugen, President & CEO of International Justice Mission
“Lisa Kristine’s powerful photographs stir the soul. Through her God-given talent and sensitivity she captures the humanity of those in bondage and challenges us, the viewer, to demand change. This collection of images is not simply about the issue of modern day slavery – it is about the individuals looking back at us – their hearts and minds, their challenges and dreams, their hopes and desires. The images in this book have the power to inspire and ignite change around the world. It starts with us.”
-Clarence G. Newsome, Ph.D. President, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
“With compassion you have the courage to go beyond the fear of losing things. Lisa Kristine’s work abandons fear of losing. And in this work, she illuminates the plights of those enslaved. If you have fear of losing – losing your status, your position, you will not have the courage to do what is right. Let us practice what is right.”
-Sr. Chan Khong, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh Plum Village
“Lisa’s work shines a light on human trafficking. She makes us want to become an abolitionist.”
Darlene Markovich, President & Executive Director, The Dalai Lama Foundation
“Lisa’s photographs of human slavery underscore the beauty and dignity of each person. Unflinching and riveting, they sear into your memory and demand that you pay attention to the issues.”
Helen Garret, Senior Consultant Amnesty International
“Lisa Kristine has traveled the world to shine her unique insights upon the dehumanizing nature of human slavery, affecting millions upon millions not only in the developing world but in the U.S. Through her work, each of us is forced to see what human trafficking does to the human spirit and compels us to act; recognizing any one of those individuals could be us.”
James R. Doty, M.d., Senior Advisor, The Council of the Parliaments of the World’s Religions
“Lisa is a true humanitarian and visual storyteller who bears witness to the world with innate cultural sensitivity and unparalleled tenderness.”
Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey, National Geographic Explorer