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A National Geographic expert will accompany each departure to share insights and a rare behind-the-scenes perspective. Listed below are some of the experts and the departure date(s) they will be joining.
National Geographic Explorer and
acclaimed documentary photographer
Chris Rainier specializes in
documenting indigenous cultures
around the world. Chris was co-founder
of the Society’s All Roads Photography
Program; serves as a contributing editor for National
Geographic Traveler magazine; and was a co-director
of the Society’s Enduring Voices Project, which
documented vanishing languages and cultures. He
is the director of the Global Program for Traditional
Knowledge and Sustainability at Arizona State
University’s Global Institute for Sustainability, and
he also directs the Last Mile Technology Program,
which empowers endangered cultures to save their
ancient traditions through modern technology. His
numerous awards include the Lowell Thomas Award,
given by the Explorers Club. He was recently elected
a fellow at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
Documentary photographer and visual anthropologist Alison Wright travels to all regions of the globe photographing indigenous cultures and people while covering issues concerning the human condition. She has produced ten books, including her latest, Human Tribe, a book of global portraits celebrating our remarkable human tapestry. Alison is a frequent contributor to National Geographic Traveler magazine, a recipient of the Dorothea Lange Award in Documentary Photography and a two-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award. She was named “The Most Compelling Woman in the Travel Industry, 2014” by Premier Traveler magazine and a 2013 National Geographic Traveler of the Year as someone who travels "with a sense of passion and purpose." She is the founder of the non-profit Faces of Hope, which globally supports women and children in crisis through education and healthcare. Asia is Alison's second home, and she has been traveling to Bhutan for more than two decades.