Elizabeth Krist

Photo Editor
Formerly With National Geographic
   
Location: New York City, New York
Biography: Elizabeth Cheng Krist was a Senior Photo Editor with National Geographic magazine for over 20 years. Before that, she worked at Fortune magazine and at Asia magazine. She has also produced stories for Magnum Photos and for the travel quarterly... read on
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on NAT GEO: 4 Million Photos and a Lot of Love: 21 Years as a Photo Editor
elizabeth krist
Jan 13, 2016
Written by JESSIE WENDER
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IN 21 YEARS as a photo editor at National Geographic, Elizabeth Krist has worked on more than 108 stories and edited at least four million photographs. She has been an inspiring mentor to me. Elizabeth is calm, encouraging, and unfailingly kind but also incredibly direct and honest. She is a true champion of photographers, both veteran and emerging. And this year she’s leaving.

I asked Elizabeth to pick ten of her favorite stories from her time at the magazine, then asked the photographers to reflect on their experiences working with her. Beyond being an incredible photo editor, I’d like to remember Elizabeth as photographer Matthieu Paley does: always first on the dance floor!


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4 Million Photos and a Lot of Love: 21 Years as a Photo Editor
In 21 years as a photo editor at National Geographic, Elizabeth Krist has worked on more than 108 stories and edited at least four million photographs. She has been an inspiring mentor to me. Elizabeth is calm, encouraging, and unfailingly kind...

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