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Elizabeth Krist

Independent visual editor

New York

United States

A founding member of the Visual Thinking Collective, Elizabeth Krist was a National Geographic photo editor for over 20 years. She is on the boards of Women Photograph and of the W. Eugene Smith Fund and often advises the Eddie Adams Workshop. This year she co-curated CatchLight's Visual Storytelling Summit in San Francisco. She helped program National Geographic's Photography Seminar for more than ten years. Krist has also had the honor of interviewing photographers at live events, for Magnum Foundation, School of Visual Arts, and Leica at Fotografiska, among others.

Krist curated the Women of Vision exhibition and book, plus Photoville installations the last three festivals. She has freelanced for The New Yorker and Magnum Photos. She teaches for ICP and La Luz. Honors include the 2020 John Durniak Mentor Award from NPPA, and recognition from POYi, Overseas Press Club, and Communication Arts.

Krist has judged for POYi, Best of Photojournalism, the Lit List, Lenscratch, FotoEvidence, Ian Parry, Leica, and the RFK Journalism Awards. She completed an assignment not long ago for National Geographic, and currently is collaborating with CatchLight, Apple, the Eddie Adams Workshop, and ICP.

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