Chris Rainier is a leading documentary photographer, specializing in wilderness areas and indigenous cultures. He has photographed numerous civil conflicts, wars, and natural disasters and has explored the North Pole, Antarctica, and the jungles of New Guinea. A National Geographic Society Fellow, Chris specializes in photographing endangered cultures and he lectures and teaches seminar and workshops throughout the world on using modern technology to preserve ancient cultural traditions. He has lectured for TED Global, The Aspen Institute IDEAS Festival, The United Nations, The EG Conference, Google, Apple, Nokia, and Adobe.
Chris is the recipient of five National Press Association Picture of the Year Awards for his continued documentation of the disappearing tribes of the world. In 2002, he was awarded the Lowell Thomas Award by the Explorers Club for
his efforts on cultural preservation, and he was recently elected a
Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society of London, which specializes in
cultural preservation. He has published five books focused on traditional culture, including his latest book, Cultures on the Edge. This is Chris’s 16th year teaching for the Workshops. His websites are chrisrainier.com and ancientmarks.com.