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.
Join National Geographic’s award-winning photographers and editors as they discuss how they build relationships to create impactful visually led storytelling.Learn More
Ever wanted a behind-the-scenes look at how photographers and their editors work together and bring an idea to life? In this exclusive panel, Sarah Leen, Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic magazine, sits down with award-winning photographers Erika Larsen and David Guttenfelder.Learn More