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Peter Guttman and Son, Chase, to Receive 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Storytelling and Exploration

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Peter Guttman and Son, Chase, to Receive 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Storytelling and Exploration

Duggal Visual Solutions’ long-time client and friend, Peter Guttman, is continually giving new meaning to the term “world-class photographer.”

Peter and his son, Chase, have been named co-honorees for the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award from Reach the World, bringing a uniquely intergenerational perspective to an already inspiring award. The two will be on hand (Chase through teleconference from France) to receive the award and speak to guests at Reach the World’s 17th Annual Benefit on March 15 at the Loeb Boathouse Central Park in New York City.

More than a photographer, Peter is a visual storyteller and journeyman. He has visited more than 220 countries across all seven continents, capturing every experience in a vast portfolio that spans eight hardcover books, countless magazine covers and articles, iPad apps, and lectures. He is a three-time Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year, recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award by the New York Travel Writers Society, and has been featured across countless publications including Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Los Angeles Times, A&E, NBC, CNN and Travel Channel. Peter was also named one of “20 of the World’s Most Influential Photographers” in conjunction with the George Eastman Power of the Image Award.

Images © Peter Guttman

Chase has garnered impressive acclaim in his own right. He is a three-time Young Travel Photographer of the Year, was named an Instagram Rising Star by the social network itself, and recently authored his first book. Chase has amassed more than 45k followers on Instagram and become an authority on drone photography. “50+ countries, 50 states and just getting started,” his Instagram bio reads.

Images © Chase Guttman

Reach the World makes the benefits of travel accessible to classrooms, inspiring youth to become curious, confident global citizens. Since 2009, Reach the World has served more than 17,000 youth, 900 travelers and 500 volunteers. Together, the Reach the World community has created more than 16,000 primary-source travel stories, chronicling daily life around the globe. The Walter Cronkite Award is the organization’s flagship honor, named for the legendary broadcaster who also served as Chairman of Reach the World’s founding Advisory Board. Each year, Reach the World gives the Cronkite Award in Mr. Cronkite’s memory to an individual whose life and work exemplifies the intersection between exploration and storytelling. 2017 marks the first time the award will be accepted jointly by a father and son.

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