Elizabeth Krist

Senior Photo Editor (former)

National Geographic


Elizabeth Cheng Krist was a long-time photo editor with National Geographic. She is currently editing a book and exhibition for them on China. She curated Women of Vision, as well as an auction for Christie’s. Krist has judged grants and competitions for POYi, Getty Instagram, the Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation, Critical Mass, Aftermath, the State Department, Visura, Light Work, and the RFK Journalism Awards. She has won awards from POYi, Overseas Press Club, and Communication Arts. She has reviewed portfolios for the New York Times, PhotoPlus, and LOOK3. Krist has taught for Santa Fe Workshops, Syracuse University, CUNY, Columbia University, and Kalish. She has served on the board of the Eddie Adams Workshop, and spoke at GeekFestDC.