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Humanitarian Photographer Lisa Kristine to Deliver Spring Miller Lecture

From St. Norbert College, February 5, 2016
by Erich Wegenke, erich.wegenke@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

Acclaimed humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine will give the spring semester Norman and Louis Miller Lecture in Public Understanding, entitled "The Faces of Modern Day Slavery." Kristine's lecture will take place on Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in the Walter Theatre of the Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts on the St. Norbert College campus. It is free and open to the public.

The lecture will be followed by a gallery viewing of Kristine's photography exhibition, "Enslaved: A Visual Story of Modern Day Slavery." The exhibition will remain on display in the Baer Gallery of the Bush Art Center at St. Norbert College throughout the month of March.

Kristine has documented the lives of indigenous cultures in more than 100 countries on six continents. She has gained broad recognition for her collaboration with the non-governmental organization Free the Slaves, with whom she published a book of photography entitled Slavery in 2010.

Kristine exhibited her work at the 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit, attended by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other Nobel laureates. The Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Queen Mother of Bhutan and Amnesty International have all endorsed her work. In December 2014 she was invited to the Vatican to join Pope Francis and 25 of the world's faith leaders, who pledged to eradicate slavery worldwide by 2020.

Kristine has published five books and has been the subject of four documentaries. The 2014 film SOLD, directed by Jeffrey Brown and produced by Emma Thompson, includes a character inspired by Kristine and played by Gillian Anderson.

Established in 1993, the Norman and Louis Miller Lecture in Public Understanding at St. Norbert College promotes unity, communication and tolerance among different cultures, religions, ethnicities and traditions. It aims to encourage greater interpersonal understanding on domestic and international levels.

For more information on Lisa Kristine and her work, visit http://www.lisakristine.com. For more information on the Miller Lecture, visit http://www.snc.edu/millercenter/lectureseries/ or contact Catherine Kasten at 920-403-3919 or at catherine.kasten@snc.edu.