Kurt Mutchler has worked at National Geographic magazine since 1994, producing more than 120 stories and 25 cover stories. During this time he has held many positions—photo editor, deputy director of photography and director of photography. Currently, he is the senior
photo editor for science. He is a former adjunct professor at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C., where he taught photojournalism. Prior to joining the magazine, he was the photo and graphics editor of The Times-Picayune in New Orleans. Kurt graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology and The Ohio State University.