David Guttenfelder is a National Geographic Photography Fellow who focuses on geopolitical conflict and conservation. Guttenfelder spent 20 years overseas as a photojournalist for the Associated Press, covering news in more than 75 countries around the world. In 2011, he helped the AP open a bureau in North Korea, the first western news agency to have an office in the otherwise-isolated country.
His work has garnered much attention: He is a seven-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, an eight-time World Press Photo Award winner, the 2013 ICP Infinity Prize winner for photojournalism and a winner of the Overseas Press Club of America John Faber, Olivier Rebbot and Feature Photography award. He has been named Photojournalist of the Year by Pictures of the Year International and the National Press Photographers Association. He is also an innovator in smartphone photography and social media and was named 2013 Instagram Photographer of the Year by Time magazine. Guttenfelder received a Shorty Award for online photography, and he works with such publications as National Geographic and The New York Times Magazine.