The audience sat silent, transfixed, as Lisa Kristine took them on a visual journey with photographs as their guide. …. Lisa delivered the most gripping opener I’ve ever seen in a presentation.”
— Carmine Gallo,
author of Talk like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds

Lisa Kristine uses photography to expose deeply human stories and to inspire change. For more than 30 years, Lisa Kristine has traveled to the most hidden parts of the world to document the beauty, resilience, and dignity of indigenous people. As a speaker and activist, she uses her voice to amplify the stories of the people she photographs and the causes she believes in.

Lisa regularly delivers keynote speeches and moderates panels around the world at conferences, museums, corporations, and university campuses. She has spoken on numerous TED stages, as well as the Vatican, Wisdom 2.0, Thomson Reuters Summits, and Trust Conferences. Her riveting TEDx talk, Photos That Bear Witness to Modern Slavery, has been viewed nearly 3 million times.

Lisa’s natural charisma and grounded down-to-earth presence allow audiences to connect directly with her and the people whose stories she shares. Her talks take audiences on a journey into the heart of what makes us human.

Whether she is speaking on modern slavery or indigenous wisdom, the thread that runs through all of her talks is the unwavering conviction that we are all one family, no matter our origins, backgrounds or circumstances, and that wherever and whenever we can embrace this kinship is when positive change becomes possible, for ourselves, our communities, and the world.

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    “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