Partners & Causes


Free the slaves

Lisa documented on the frontlines of slavery alongside the staff and grassroots partners of Free the Slaves, an organization dedicated to ending modern slavery worldwide.

Proceeds from the sale of any slavery related image or book made by Lisa Kristine goes directly to Free the Slaves to help end slavery. Free the Slaves works on the frontlines of and at a national and international levels to:

  • Free People in slavery and help them rebuild their lives.
  • Record and share their stores so others can see slavery first hand and be inspired to help.
  • Enlist businesses to clean slavery out of their supply chains.
  • Work with governments to produce effective anti-slavery laws and hold them to their commitments.
  • Research what works and what doesn’t, in order to use resources most effectively to end slavery. Forever.

To help others to freedom, and to dismantle the systems that allow slavery to exist, go to freetheslaves.net

After witnessing the atrocities of slavery first hand during this project, I am all the more inspired to aid Free the Slaves in their mission. Their dedication to the sustainable freedom of all is inspiring, igniting and motivating. - Lisa Kristine


Bhutan Youth Development Fund

Lisa has been working with Her Majesty the Queen Mother of Bhutan, Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck on a new exhibition and book, Repository of Spirit. This body of work focuses on the rich traditional value of Bhutan. Proceeds from the sales are donated to the Bhutan Youth Development Fund of Bhutan, a organization that teaches leadership to the youth of Bhutan.

“After seeing her photography and the exhibition images, we were touched by the sensitivity of recording the lives of our people. We are delighted to collaborate on bringing Repository of Spirit to the outside world, exemplifying Bhutan’s unique traditions.”

- Her Majesty the Queen Mother of Bhutan, Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck

Bhutan Youth Development Fund (YDF) is a national NGO that has been steadily expanding its services to the youth since 1999. The youth of Bhutan are recognized as very important stakeholdersin the development of the country. YDF’s mission is to give youth opportunities to become citizens of worth through education, leadership, skills development and empowerment programs. While its Leadership program reaches out to all the young people in the country, its four other programs on Special Education, Empowerment for Employment, Drug Education, Prevention and Treatment and Scholarships address the unmet needs of its target groups. They include youth from low income families, those with special educational needs, the vulnerable and unemployed and youth dealing with the challenge of substance abuse and addiction.

With its mandate being to work with and for youth, it has had to be dynamic to respond efficiently to the ever changing needs of its target audience. It is now more focused on making a difference in areas that lack adequate support from the government, hence, reaching the unreached segments of the country’s large youth population.

BhutanYouth.org