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Chris Rainier
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Works by National Geographic Photographer Chris Rainier

Chris Rainier, National Geographic Society Fellow & Photographer, takes us on a journey 
into cultures from all over the globe spanning the last 30 years through imagery captured 
across a variety of modern technology such as smart phones, cameras, computers, and 
video. This is not only to both preserve their quickly disappearing ancient traditions but 
also to incorporate traditional knowledge with cutting edge technology to find sustainable 
solutions for the pressing global issues of the 21st Century on old world cultures. 
Travelling the planet for over thirty years, Rainier has been in a race against time – to 
document these communities struggling to save their traditional ways of living for future 
generations. Now, with the advent of technologically driven storytelling and social media, 
he focuses his energy on helping empowering indigenous cultures to gather around the 
“fireplace” of the web to tell on a global level, socially important stories for the survival of 
the planet – stories of what it means to be alive and human in the 21st Century. 
Rainier co-directs the National Geographic Society’s Cultural Ethnosphere Program as 
well as the All Roads Photography Program. He is a contributing editor for National 
Geographic Traveler magazine and is a contributing photographer for National Geographic 
Adventure magazine. He has won awards including the prestigious Lowell Thomas Award 
given by the Explorers Club for adventure stories. Rainier’s work has been shown and 
collected by museums around the world, including the Australian Museum in Sydney, the 
Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, the International Center of Photography in New York and 
the United Nations.


Find out what’s on National Geographic Channel, channel 610 on Foxtel, this June!


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