Modern slaves: Brick-layers in Nepal
Workers cloaked in blankets of dust hoist heavy bricks onto their heads, up to 18 at a time, carrying them from scorching hot kilns to trucks hundreds of yards away. They work 16-17 hour days – with no breaks – in temperatures around 130 degrees.
These workers are modern slaves, and photographer Lisa Kristine has spent the past few years documenting their unbearably harsh reality. In her TEDTalk, Lisa shares hauntingly beautiful images illuminating the plight of the 27 million people enslaved worldwide – double the amount of people taken from Africa in the transatlantic slave trade.
Watch the full talk here »
"There is nothing prettier than a city at 5 AM with its empty streets and cold wind"