05/15/2014 09:52 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Humanitarian Photographer

I'm grateful for Lisa Kristine, a photographer who has explored the far reaches of the globe, snapping pictures of indigenous cultures that time forgot. She shows us photographs of rare beauty like the Great Wall, deserts and Buddhist monks, as well as shocking images like the boy befriending a tiger.

Lisa Kristine has galleries in Northern California, but if you don't know of her, it's time you do because she is rare, a photographer who even has been honored by the United Nations for her work. (

She has traveled to 100 countries on six continents, showing us images of courage, suffering and compassion, but most of all the dignity of proud people despite their challenges.

Of this I'm sure: The world is a better place through the lens of Lisa Kristine.

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