David Guttenfelder has spent all of his career as a photojournalist working and living outside of his native United States. He began as a freelance photographer in East Africa, after studying Swahili at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. As an Associated Press photographer he has been based in Kenya, Ivory Coast, India, and Japan. He now lives in Tokyo as AP’s chief Asia photographer. He has won seven World Press Photo awards.