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Caroline Gutman is an American photographer, producer and director working in Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC. Her work focuses on political movements, gender and economic inequality, and the creative economy, connecting the past to the present.

Previously, she was a Fulbright Fellow in China and a Fund Analyst for Morningstar, and she has led visual storytelling workshops for various international organizations.

Caroline has completed Hostile Environment First Aid Training (HEFAT) and is PADI Advanced Open Water Diving certified. She has lived and worked across the U.S., Europe and East Asia and speaks fluent Mandarin and conversational French and German.

She is a member of Women Photograph, American Photographic Artists (APA), National Press Photographers' Association (NPPA), Women Photojournalist of Washington (WPOW), The Luupe and Badassery.

For image licensing and editioned prints, please email studio@carolinegutman.com


National Geographic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Smithsonian Magazine, Politico Magazine,  NPR, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Kaiser Health News, NBC News, ProPublica, Quanta Magazine, Al Jazeera, Chalkbeat, Inside Climate News, Reuters, South China Morning Post, Vice, Bloomberg, Barron's, Philadelphia Magazine

Adobe, PepsiCo, Apple, British Airways, Peloton, Qantas, Peak Design, AARP, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Penn Medicine, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), Zoopla,  F-Stop Gear

Public Speaking

U.S. Department of State, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, Kiwanis International, Peak Design, University of Pennsylvania, Photoshelter, Michigan Press Photographers Association (MPPA), Ohio University, James Madison University, San Francisco State University

Awards, Grants & Opportunities

2024 - Adobe x Content Authenticity Initiative Pioneer
2023 - CENTER Review Santa Fe, juried portfolio review
2023 - Critical Mass finalist, juried portfolio review
2022 - U.S. Department of State Alumni TIES Grant
2022 - IWMF Hostile Environment and First Aid Training (HEFAT)
2022 - Portrait of Humanity, Shortlisted
2021 - Illuminate the Arts Grant
2021 - The Pulitzer Center - Reporting Grant
2021 - Illuminate the Arts Grant
2021 - Portrait of Humanity, Shortlisted
2021 - American Photography 37 - Chosen Image
2021 -  NPPA NSC - Portrait/Personality, Second Place
2020 - Women Photograph Annual Workshop
2020 - Economic Hardship Reporting Project Grant
2019 - Missouri Photo Workshop #71 Director’s Scholarship; Team Cliff & Vi Award
2019 - The Image Deconstructed (TID) Workshop
2019 - Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace; Middlebury College
2016 - U.S. Department of State Fulbright Fellowship, Kunming, China

Exhibitions & Press

2024 - The New York Times, Times Insider: "A Photographer in Search of Forgotten Burial Sites"
2024 - Women Photograph Instagram Takeover
2024 - Lenscratch: "Caroline Gutman: Children of Indigo"
2023 - Villanova University Art Gallery: "Wisdom of Sufism"
2023 - Photoville: Children of Indigo
2023 - Visura Freelance Visual Storyteller Success Story
2022 - The Pulitzer Center: A Year in Photos
2022 - LIFE Magazine: “The Changing Roles of Women: A Photographer Picks Her Favorite Images”
2022 - Visura Freelance Visual Storyteller Success Story
2021 - Willy-Brandt-Haus Group Exhibition
2021 - Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) Annual Juried Exhibition
2020 - World Affairs Council Gallery Exhibition: "The Rhythm of Indigo"
2020 - Getty Reportage Featured Image
2020 - Photoshelter Visual Storytelling Masterclass
2019 - Women Photograph Year in Pictures
2019 - Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) Annual Juried Exhibition
2019 - Peak Design Flagship Store Exhibition: Preserving Textile Traditions
2019 - Catchlight Portfolio Review
2017 - Photo Boite 30 Women Photographers Under 30 Award & Exhibition

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