Chris Rainier

Chris Rainier is a National Geographic Society Fellow who has spent his career passionately documenting endangered cultures and traditional language loss. Born into a South African family he lived in Canada, Australia, Europe, the United States and Africa.

Rainier's career began when he was asked to be Ansel Adams last photographic assistant in the early 1980s soon after graduating from photography school in California. He began a with a mission to use his photography to document, preserve and empower traditional cultures around the globe which are under threat.