Book Signing with Chris Rainier at House of Lucie
September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Book signing and lecture at House of Lucie with photographer Chris Rainer announcing his new Photography book MASK
For over thirty years, Rainier has been in search of the meaning of the mask. What began as a thorough visual photographic documentation of the traditional mask rituals of New Guinea developed into a voyage of discovery that took him around the world photographing traditional masks and mask traditions – from the steppes of Mongolia to the jungles of South America, from the savannahs of West Africa to the ghats of India and the high Himalayan mountain monasteries of Tibet and Bhutan, from “Day of the Dead” festivals in Mexico to the lands of the First Nation tribes of North America and from the temples of Sri Lanka and Bali to the Alpine villages of modern Europe. Edited from thousands of hours of video and still images, Mask is one of the most definitive documentation of traditional masks as they are still danced within the spiritual realm of today’s enduring Indigenous cultures.
Chris Rainier Bio
Chris Rainier is a National Geographic Explorer and photographer who has spent his life documenting traditional cultures and their cultural rituals. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society of London/UK -specializing in cultural preservation. And in the early 1980’s he was a photographic assistant to the noted landscape photographer Ansel Adams helping him use his photography as a social tool to preserve the National Parks in the United States.