Apr 272019
 archive : Photoville LA


Join National Geographic’s award-winning photographers and editors as they discuss how they build relationships to create impactful visually led storytelling.

Presenters: David Guttenfelder Kurt Mutchler Maggie Steber Sadie Quarrier

Location: Annenberg Space for Photography

Presented by:

  • National Geographic

We will be hosting nighttime events in our Smorgasburg Beer Garden. We invite you to bring your picnic blanket, sweater and your friends to camp out under the stars and be prepared for some extraordinary visual storytelling.

The evening programming is free to attend and there is no need to RSVP. Just show up and enjoy!

Join National Geographic’s award-winning photographers and editors as they discuss how they build relationships to create impactful, visually led storytelling. Photo editor Kurt Mutchler will join photographer Maggie Steber as they explore the relationship between the photographers and the Stubblefield family from the September 2018 cover story, The Story of a Face. Following this conversation, photographer David Guttenfelder will describe an unusual assignment for the April 2019 Cities Issue: he was asked to walk hundreds of miles across the world’s most populous city carrying his smartphone and DSLR cameras in order to best capture what makes Tokyo tick. David and Photo Editor Sadie Quarrier will take us through the fun, immersive experience created out of his best mobile photos and videos.

Presenter Bios

  • David Guttenfelder

    David Guttenfelder

    David Guttenfelder is a National Geographic Photographer focusing on geopolitical conflict, conservation, and culture. He has spent more than 20 years as a photojournalist and documentary photographer covering world events in nearly 100 countries, including more than 40 trips to North Korea.

    Guttenfelder is an eight-time World Press Photo Award winner, a seven-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and the 2013 International Center of Photography Infinity Prize winner for photojournalism. In 2016, a photograph he made in North Korea was named among TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Photographs Ever Taken.

    Guttenfelder is an influencer and industry leader in smartphone photography and social media. He is the founder of the Instagram collectives Everyday USA • Instagram photos and videos and Everyday DPRK • Instagram photos and videos . Through his personal Instagram and Twitter accounts he engages with over 1 million followers.

  • Kurt Mutchler

    Kurt Mutchler

    Kurt Mutchler is a Senior Science Photo Editor at National Geographic magazine.
    He was awarded the 2018 Pictures of the Year International (POYi) Visual Editor of the Year as well as the Magazine Picture Editor of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA.) His work has also been recognized by the Overseas Press Club of America, The Association of Magazine Media (MPA), The Society for News Design, The Society of Publication Designers and World Press Photo. He is a former adjunct professor at the Corcoran School of the Arts & 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, LA. Kurt Mutchler

  • Maggie Steber

    Maggie Steber

    A Guggenheim Grant Fellow and contributing photographer to National Geographic, Maggie Steber is an internationally known documentary photographer whose work has appeared in major magazines, newspapers and book anthologies as well as national and international exhibitions. She has worked in 70 countries specializing in stories concerning the human condition. Her photographs are included in the American Women Collection at the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Richter Library.

    Steber was named as one of 11 Women of Vision by National Geographic Magazine, Steber has worked as a picture editor for Associated Press, a contract photographer for Newsweek Magazine, and as the Director of Photography at The Miami Herald. She is a member of VII Photo Agency.

    Her photographs are included in the Library of Congress, Richter Collection, and private collections.

    Clients include National Geographic MagazineThe New YorkerThe New York Times MagazineAperture QuarterlyFortuneSmithsonianPeople MagazineTime MagazineStern of Germany, Newsweek Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, CARE, Der Spiegel, DU Magazine of Switzerland, Merian Magazine of Germany, The Independent in Britain, and French Geo, as well as many others. She teaches workshops through the Leica Akademie USA as well as at various International festivals.

  • Sadie Quarrier

    Sadie Quarrier has been a Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic magazine for 17 years and on staff for 25. She is responsible for producing, managing, and editing 20+ stories a year on multiple platforms including print, digital and social. She collaborates with a talented group of photographers and filmmakers on a diverse range of topics from conservation/environment, wildlife, indigenous cultures, and adventure/exploration.

    In 2017 she was awarded 2nd prize for Visual Editor of the Year by Pictures of the Year International (POYi), and she has won over a dozen other editing awards.
    Sadie’s journeys on assignments and teaching National Geographic Photo Camps have been to Antarctica, Everest Base Camp, Cuba, and many more places.


  • National Geographic

    National Geographic

    Established in 1888, National Geographic is a trusted print and digital publication offering stories that illuminate, inspire, and reveal. Our mission is to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of cultures, the sciences, and the natural world. We advance that mission by creating visually stunning, richly reported photojournalism and distinguished, impartial coverage of the globe’s most pressing issues. National Geographic, the most popular brand on Instagram, has more than 215 million followers.

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