|Chris Rainier is considered one of the leading documentary photographers working today. His life's mission is to put on film both the natural wilderness and indigenous cultures, around the globe. Rainier is a National Geographic Society Fellow and directs the All Roads Photography Program as well co-directs the Enduring Voices Project., under the auspices of the National Geographic Missions Program. Rainier is a Contributing Editor for the NG Traveler Magazine, and is a contributing Photographer for NGS Adventure Magazine, as well as a Correspondent on Photography for NPR Radio’s Day to Day Show.|
He has traveled to all seven Continents, including extensive Expeditions throughout Africa, Antarctica and New Guinea. Rainier's photography has been seen in the leading publications of the day including: Time, Life, Smithsonian, The New York Times, Outside, and publications of the National Geographic Society.
In addition Rainier has photographed global cultural and conflict, famine, and war in such places as: Somalia, Sarajevo/Bosnia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Iraq, and recently the Tsunami disaster in Indonesia for numerous publications, - including Time Magazine & The New York Times. He has won awards for his photography, including the prestigious Lowell Thomas Award given by the Explorers Club for adventure stories.
Rainier’s photography has been shown and collected by Museums around the world including the Australian Museum in Sydney, The Biblotheque Nationale in Paris, The International Center of Photography in New York. The George Eastman House International Museum in Rochester, New York, and the United Nations.
Part of each year he lectures both in North America and internationally on how photography can be used as a social tool in helping threatened indigenous cultures….