Since 2009, Lisa Kristine has been documenting the lives of people caught up in slavery. Her images are shocking, powerful, in-your-face. Yet they are also dignified portraits of those with no choice. Take a look at 17 of her photographs.

How a letter written in 1855 gave Kyra Gaunt a whole new perspective on slavery.

In today’s “need to know” stories, the Metropolitan Museum of Art releases 400,000 high-resolution digital images of pieces from its collection, an economist reminds us of the two types of inequality at work in society, and a sobering report on the cost of modern slavery.