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Legendary Photos: The Stories Behind 10 of Chris Rainier’s Striking Images

Capturing indelible portraits and sacred places from around the world
Photo of Giants Causeway

Have you ever wondered about the stories behind some of the world’s most iconic images? Our series “Legendary Photos,” features photographers from Canon’s Legends program giving us behind-the-scenes insight on how they captured these unforgettable moments.

For this edition of Legendary Photos, photographer Chris Rainier shares the stories behind 10 of his striking photos from around the world. This story coincides with the release of Rainier’s latest book of photographs, Sacred: In Search of Meaning, which you can purchase here.

(Editor’s note: You can see previous installments of Legendary Photos on Parish Kohanim here, Douglas Kirkland here, Barbara Bordnick here, Harry Benson here, Peter Read Miller here, Sam Abell here, Gregory Heisler here,  Ryszard Horowitz here, on Art Wolfe here, on Walter Iooss Jr. here, and on David Hume Kennerly here.)

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