The faces of modern slavery: photographer Lisa Kristine documents the lives of people who are enslaved around the globe

Over 27 million people live in slavery today — a reality that is hard to believe and invisible to many.
After an encounter with an NGO dedicated to eradicating modern day slavery — Free The Slaves — TEDxMaui speaker Lisa Kristine dedicated her life to photographing people whose freedom is not their own.

In her talk, "Photos that bear witness to modern slavery," Lisa shares what she’s learned from over two decades photographing modern-day slavery.

Above, some of Lisa’s haunting photos from brick kilns in India and Nepal.



1. Focus On The Process, Not The Result

"Life is a journey, not a destination." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot … when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.” — Michael Jordan

"Life does not have to be perfect to…



Her husband came home, and the war came with him

Candace Desmond-Woods told herself everything would be fine, now that he was out of the Army. Their lives as husband and wife would really begin in this white-fenced rental home in Irvine, a master-planned city where every manicured block was an argument against uncertainty.

The war would crash through her careful plans in a hundred ways, large and small. She watched it empty her refrigerator and shut off her gas. She came to feel like one of its strangest casualties, a widow with a living husband.

Reporter Christopher Goffard chronicles the hardship and heartbreak of one veteran’s return home, as attempts by both Tom Woods and his wife Candace to bridge the gap between the front lines and domestic life were sidetracked by the ravages of PTSD and alcoholism.

Read the full, heart-wrenching story here.

Photos: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times



Film Meme : (9/10) Movies - Psycho (1960) ~ Dir.: Alfred Hitchcock

They know I can’t move a finger, and I won’t. I’ll just sit here and be quiet, just in case they do… suspect me. They’re probably watching me. Well, let them. Let them see what kind of a person I am. I’m not even going to swat that fly. I hope they are watching… they’ll see. They’ll see and they’ll know, and they’ll say,’Why, she wouldn’t even harm a fly…’