Chris Rainier

Chris Rainier is one of today’s leading documentary photographers, 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 helps bring cameras, video, and computers to native communities around the globe. Chris is director of the National Geographic All Roads Photography Program. He is a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler, specializing in indigenous cultures.

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. His latest book, Ancient Marks: The Sacred Origins of Tattoos and Body Marking, was published in conjunction with a museum exhibition now touring North America and Asia.This is Chris’s 15th year teaching for the Workshops. His web sites are and