Stripes, Morocco

by Lisa Kristine


DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
SIGNATURE: Signed and numbered 15/25
MEDIUM: Photograph, archival pigment print on paper


Catalogue No: 4567 Categories: , Tags: , , , ,

Here, a woman swathed in red and white traditional Berber textile is seen entering her home, in the unique blue village in the Riff Mountains, Morocco. This photograph is from the oeuvre of eminent contemporary photographer, Lisa Kristine. This is part of her ‘intimate expanse’ collection, which is an evocative compilation of images that illustrate people in their landscape. The collection expresses the great and awe inspiring environments in which traditional communities live around the world. This image is a vibrant and joyous appreciation of the colour blue, and a window into peacefulness and simplicity.

Moulay Ali Ben Rashid founded this small mountain village in 1471 as a base for the Riffian Berber tribes to launch attacks on the Portuguese. The town prospered and grew considerably in 1494 with the arrival of Jews and Muslims escaping persecution in Granada. The stunning blue of the dwellings was introduced by the Jews in the 1930’s to replace the whitewashed walls and green doors that had long been the colour code of Muslim dwellings.

The community remained isolated until the 1920s when it was invaded by the Spanish. Prior to this occupancy Christians were forbidden by death to enter the city. The Spaniards, upon entering, were surprised to hear a rare and old variant of medieval Castilian. Today, the mountain village is a quiet haven of steep, narrow streets, blue lime-washed buildings, small squares and fountains. This photograph seems to capture the almost pressing silence of this moment.


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A master storyteller, Lisa Kristine documents indigenous cultures in more than 100 countries, on six continents, instinctively identifying the universal human dignity in all of us. Awakening compassion and igniting action in a worldwide audience with

powerful, broad-sweeping images of courage and suffering, as well as intimate portrayals of human relationships. Lisa’s mission is to elevate the profile of significant social causes; especially that of slavery. Her work touches the viewer’s heart, and moves us to act. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who has endorsed Lisa’s work, said of her photographs that;

“…We see dignity despite the dire and desperate circumstances. Her work commands a respectful connection between the viewer and the subject, insisting we acknowledge

the plights of those in bondage, and allowing us to raise a hand to help.”


Lisa was the sole exhibitor at the 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit, attended by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other prominent Nobel Prize winners. Lisa has enabled facilitated change for many of the causes that she champions. Christie’s New York, in celebration with Kofi Annan, has auctioned her images to benefit the United Nations. Furthermore, the Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Queen Mother of Bhutan and Amnesty International, have all both endorsed her work.


In 2013, Lisa was the recipient for the Lucie Foundation’s 2013 Humanitarian Award that recognizes achievements of master photographers. Her photographs inspired the Make a Stand Lemonade movement, which has raised more than a million US dollars and has enlightened the awareness of over 100 million people towards the cause for eradication of modern day slavery. In December 2014 she was invited to the Vatican to join Pope Francis and 25 of the world’s faith leaders who signed the declaration to eradicate slavery by 2020.


Lisa has gained broad recognition for her collaboration with the NGO Free the Slaves. Her breath-taking body of slavery related photographic work; is brought together in ‘Slavery,’ published in 2010. Lisa has received global attention for shining a light on contemporary slavery across media platforms, including CNN and Reuters, speaking at TED events, museums, NGO’s, business conferences, colleges and universities.  Her countless accolades and achievements are testament to the beauty of the photographs she takes, as well as the power of her humanitarian work. She has published 5 books and has been the subject of 4 documentaries. Her work on Slavery has been featured in three films released in 2014. One of these films, SOLD the movie, made by Oscar Award winning team, Emma Thompson and Jeffrey Brown, includes a character inspired by Lisa and played by Gillian Anderson.


Lisa Kristine’s work not only brings taboo social atrocities to light, but also has a softer side. Images such as those from the Intimate Expanse collection provide a window into some of the most beautiful places on earth, and are always a celebration of colour.



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