California-based photojournalist David Butow has worked in over two dozen countries including Afghanistan, Burma, Iraq, Peru and Yemen. His news and feature coverage of subjects such as the 2011 Japanese tsunami, the 2008 China earthquake and social issues in the United States have won awards from World Press Photo, Communications Arts, American Photography Annual, Photo District News and others. His current project is titled Seeing Buddha which has been published in the New York Times and National Geographic magazine. Butow’s photographs have been exhibited in various venues such at the Asia Society, the United Nations in New York and at Visa Pour L'Image in Perpignan, France. He is a member of Redux Pictures and has been a guest lecturer at many institutions including the Annenberg Space for Photography, Stanford University, and the Otis College of Art and Design. His commercial and editorial clients have included Apple, National Geographic Books and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Butow was born in New York City and grew up in Dallas, Texas where he began shooting professionally while in high school. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Government, he was a newspaper photographer in Los Angeles before beginning his work for magazines in the 1990's.