Considered one of the leading documentary photographers working today, Chris Rainier is committed to immortalizing endangered indigenous cultures around the globe through his images. Rainier is a National Geographic Society Fellow who has co-founded multiple programs and contributed numerous articles, books, and TV productions at National Geographic, including the Last Mile Technology Program which aims to empower endangered traditional cultures. He has photographed for a number of publications, including Time magazine and The New York Times, and is contributing editor for the National Geographic Traveler Magazine. Rainier is also a photography correspondent for NPR’s Day to Day. His photography, including work on global culture and conflict, famine, and war, has been exhibited and collected by museums around the world, including the Australian Museum in Sydney, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, the International Center of Photography in New York, and the United Nations.
Lowe Art Museum exhibitions and programs are sponsored by Beaux Arts and the general membership. Additional support is provided by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, and the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
Previous lecturers include:
Deborah Willis: Re-Imagining Beauty October 23, 2014
Elliott Erwitt February 13, 2014
Jerry Uelsmann: Process and Perception October 23, 2013
Mary Ellen Mark February 28, 2013
Sally Mann February 16, 2012
Duane Michals: Photography and Reality March 3, 2011
William Wegman - Three Mistakes October 21, 2010
GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY THE ARNOLD AND AUGUSTA NEWMAN FOUNDATION