Katie's Face National Geographic

Featuring: David Guttenfelder, Kurt Mutchler, Maggie Steber, Sadie Quarrier

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National Geographic

SATURDAY, April 27 | 7:30pm

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.

Make sure to also check out Katie’s New Face Exhibition at Photoville LA.


A 2017 Guggenheim Grant recipient, 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 69 countries specializing in stories of underrepresented people.

Best known for her photo essays in National Geographic and her humanistic documentation of Haiti, she published Dancing on Fire: Photographs from Haiti with Aperture in 1991.
Steber was named as one of 11 Women of Vision by National Geographic. 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, the University of Miami Richter Library, and private collections.

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

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.

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.