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David Guttenfelder

Award-Winning Photojournalist & Conservationalist

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 David Guttenfelder Biography

National Geographic Photography Fellow David Guttenfelder is an award-winning photojournalist focusing on global geopolitics and conservation. After college, he left his native Iowa and spent the next 20 years living, working, and winning photojournalism awards around the globe.

He spent 20 years as a photojournalist for the Associated Press, during which he was based in cities as varied as Nairobi, New Delhi, and Tokyo. In 2011 he helped AP open a bureau in North Korea, the first Western news agency to have an office in the notoriously isolated country. In all, Guttenfelder has made more than 40 trips to North Korea.

His first story for National Geographic magazine, “Afghanistan's Opium Wars,” was published in 2011. Many more have followed, including topics as diverse as migratory songbirds in North Africa, Japan's Fukushima nuclear refugees, and the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. In 2016, David traveled to Tanzania to photograph portraits of Jane Goodall for National Geographic's documentary JANE, which was released in 2017.

Guttenfelder is an eight-time World Press Photo Award winner and a seven-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is the 2013 ICP Infinity Prize winner for photojournalism. The Overseas Press Club of America, Pictures of the Year International and the NPPA have named him Photojournalist of the Year. In 2016, a photograph of his made in North Korea was named among TIME Magazine's "100 Most Influential Photographs Ever Taken.”

His photography has been widely exhibited, including at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. Additionally, David has been an industry leader in smartphone photography and social media. He taught the first National Geographic Explorer's Smartphone Photography workshop in San Francisco in 2015. He was named TIME magazine’s first Instagram photographer of the year in 2013. His personal Instagram account reaches more than 1.1 million followers.

Guttenfelder is active in the National Geographic Photo Camp as a teacher and workshop leader. The program uses photography to help young adults and children in underserved communities around the world develop their own voices and tell their stories.

When not traveling the world in search of stories, he lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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David Guttenfelder

Award-Winning Photojournalist & Conservationalist

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David Guttenfelder Biography

National Geographic Photography Fellow David Guttenfelder is an award-winning photojournalist focusing on global geopolitics and conservation. After college, he left his native Iowa and spent the next 20 years living, working, and winning photojournalism awards around the globe.

He spent 20 years as a photojournalist for the Associated Press, during which he was based in cities as varied as Nairobi, New Delhi, and Tokyo. In 2011 he helped AP open a bureau in North Korea, the first Western news agency to have an office in the notoriously isolated country. In all, Guttenfelder has made more than 40 trips to North Korea.

His first story for National Geographic magazine, “Afghanistan's Opium Wars,” was published in 2011. Many more have followed, including topics as diverse as migratory songbirds in North Africa, Japan's Fukushima nuclear refugees, and the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. In 2016, David traveled to Tanzania to photograph portraits of Jane Goodall for National Geographic's documentary JANE, which was released in 2017.

Guttenfelder is an eight-time World Press Photo Award winner and a seven-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is the 2013 ICP Infinity Prize winner for photojournalism. The Overseas Press Club of America, Pictures of the Year International and the NPPA have named him Photojournalist of the Year. In 2016, a photograph of his made in North Korea was named among TIME Magazine's "100 Most Influential Photographs Ever Taken.”

His photography has been widely exhibited, including at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. Additionally, David has been an industry leader in smartphone photography and social media. He taught the first National Geographic Explorer's Smartphone Photography workshop in San Francisco in 2015. He was named TIME magazine’s first Instagram photographer of the year in 2013. His personal Instagram account reaches more than 1.1 million followers.

Guttenfelder is active in the National Geographic Photo Camp as a teacher and workshop leader. The program uses photography to help young adults and children in underserved communities around the world develop their own voices and tell their stories.

When not traveling the world in search of stories, he lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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    From North Korea to Cuba, David Guttenfelder has gained unprecedented, intimate access to nations isolated by politics, using his cameras to ...

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  • How to book David Guttenfelder?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David Guttenfelder for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for David Guttenfelder, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for David Guttenfelder or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book David Guttenfelder?

    Booking fees for David Guttenfelder, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Guttenfelder, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for David Guttenfelder?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Guttenfelder for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Guttenfelder for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Guttenfelder or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Guttenfelder or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

David Guttenfelder is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book David Guttenfelder for your event is available upon request. David Guttenfelder generally travels from Minneapolis, MN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Robin Hammond, Marcus Bleasdale, Christopher Elliott, Ryan Grim and Jeffrey Kluger. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Guttenfelder for an upcoming event.

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  • David Guttenfelder: A Rare Look: North Korea to Cuba
    From North Korea to Cuba, David Guttenfelder has gained unprecedented, intimate access to nations isolated by politics, using his cameras to ...

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