Currently in Washington, D.C
Based in Washington, D.C. also traveling frequently to Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Since 2017, I have been based in Washington, D.C. doing primarily political assignments at the White House and US Capitol for such clients as Time magazine, CNN, NBC, the Los Angeles Times and Rolling Stone.
My work here has also included diplomatic events, conferences and portraiture for various corporate and non-profit organizations.
David Butow is a freelance photojournalist whose projects and assignments have taken him to over two dozen countries including Afghanistan, Burma, Iraq, Peru, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
Born in New York and raised in Dallas, he has a degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. After college he moved to Los Angeles and worked in newspapers before beginning a freelance career for magazines in the 1990's.
From the mid-90's through the late-2000's he worked as a contract photographer for US News and World Report magazine covering many social issues and news events such as post- 9/11 in New York, the Palestinian/Israeli Intifada, the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the Asian tsunami in 2005, and the death of Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.
His coverage of events such as the Asian tsunami in 2005, the 2008 earthquake in China, the 2011 tsunami in Japan and various projects in the U.S. have won awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, Photo District News and others.
David's photographs have been exhibited in various exhibitions including the Asia Society NY, the United Nations NY and Visa Pour l'Image in Perpignan, France. His work has appeared in many books and magazines worldwide including National Geographic, Life, Time, GEO, Stern, Newsweek, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Paris Match.
World Press Photo
Pictures of the Year International
Photo District News
American Photography Annual
Society of Professional Journalists
Association of Alternative Weeklies
National Press Photographers Association
University of Southern California
Otis Center of Design
Annenberg Space for Photography
Photo ©Chip Somodevilla 2019