David Guttenfelder

Specialty: Photographer

National Geographic Photography Fellow David Guttenfelder is an award-winning photojournalist focusing on global geopolitics, conservation, and culture. He spent 20 years as a photojournalist for the Associated Press, during which he was based in Nairobi, Abidjan, New Delhi, Jerusalem, and Tokyo, covering news in more than 75 countries around the world. He has photographed several stories in National Geographic magazine, including topics as diverse as Afghanistan's opium wars, the damming of the Mekong River, hidden North Korea, and Yellowstone National Park. David is an eight-time World Press Photo Award winner and a seven-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news and feature photography. David is an influencer and industry leader in smartphone photography and social media. He was named the inaugural Instagram Photographer of the Year by TIME magazine, received the Shorty Award for online photography, and the Online Journalism Award. His mobile phone photography has been published in the pages of National Geographic magazine, and exhibited at the Visa pour l'Image in Perpignan, France, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and at the Cortona Photo Festival in Tuscany. He was part of the panel lecture, "Instagraming the News", at the SXSW digital conference, and in 2015, he taught the first National Geographic Expeditions' Smartphone Photography Workshop in San Francisco. David is the founder of the Instagram collectives @everydayUSA and @everydayDPRK. Through his personal Instagram account, he engages with more than 980,000 followers.

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