Peter Guttman

Biography

PETER GUTTMAN BIOGRAPHY


Peter Guttman is an award-winning photographer with a richly textured career. The recipient of the Gold Medal Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalist of the Year, he is a photographer, writer, author, television personality, and lecturer who has traveled on assignment to all seven continents and to more than 190 countries. His fine art photography has been exhibited internationally in acclaimed solo shows, Guttman photography has been published in books, magazines, and newspapers, and has appeared in virtually every major travel periodical including Conde Nast Traveler, Geo, and National Geographic Publications. Guttman illustrated calendars for clients as diverse as American Express and Calvin Klein, where he provided all the images in its first-ever travel campaign for the aptly named scent "Escape." Guttman’s work has been featured as a finalist in the prestigious Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography in 2000 for an extensive multi-page spread in Life Magazine. He taught a popular travel photography class at the International Center of Photography, was chosen as a national spokesperson for Kodak, and created a highly-acclaimed hardcover photographic book series for Fodor’s Travel Publications. Guttman’s distinguished accomplishments have been profiled on A&E, National Public Radio and the Today show.


EXHIBITIONS

November 2007 - Book signing and exhibition with Napappijri and Gramercy 32 Fine Arts , NY  
February 2006 – Romantic Worlds of Peter Guttman Exhibition at Sotheby’s New York
September 2005 - Deauville, France Exhibition at the 31st American Film Festival
June 2004 - February 2005 – New York Exhibition at Gramercy 32 Fine Arts
February 2004 – New York SoHo Exhibition Curated by Gramercy 32 Fine Arts
Peter Guttman Fine Art Photography is represented and curated world-wide by Gramercy 32 Fine Arts Gallery

REVIEWS

"Peter Guttman is a gutsy photographer who has taken pictures all over the world and paints glorious word-pictures with extraordinary photographs." Popular Photography

"His photographs all seem to glow from an inner light." Dallas Morning News

"One of the premiere travel photographers." CNN

"It is his thirst for new experiences -- and new subjects to photograph -- that drives his life. He has chased tornadoes, skydived, gone spelunking, ridden Olympic bobsleds, and climbed high into the rigging of tall ships and to the top of a radio tower at the North Pole." Kodak Guide to Shooting Great Travel Pictures

"Guttman’s photographs capture the spirit of a place." Time

"His work is filled with joy, beauty and insight, and he conveys his sense of wonder with the world in every photograph. His work is inspiring and impressive." Society of American Travel Writers

"Such a beautiful vision." CBS This Morning

"His eye is magical, and he clicks his lens at the perfect moment -- time and time again. Gifted photographer Peter Guttman thrives on discovering unusual destinations ... the photography is stupendous." New Orleans Times Picayune

SPONSOR

With grateful acknowledgement of Kodak's generous contribution to this exhibition and the printing of images on Endura paper.


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