Peter Guttman is a photographer, writer, author, app creator, fine artist, television personality, lecturer and adventurer who has traveled on assignment through all seven continents covering more than 220 countries. Author of eight hardcover books, he's the recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Exploration and Storytelling, has three times won the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year Award, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York Travel Writers Society and a George Eastman Power of the Image Award, cited as one of "20 of the World's Most Influential Photographers"


Guttman conceived and created two highly praised hardcover book series, the Imagine series for Fodors, the world's largest travel publisher, and the Photographic series for Skyhorse Publishing. He authored and photographed the critically acclaimed Nights to Imagine: Magical Places to Stay in America, the publisher's first ever hardcover, now in its third printing, Adventures to Imagine: Thrilling Escapes in North America, winner of a Benjamin Franklin Award as Best Travel Guide, and Worlds to Imagine: Dream Journeys for Romantic Travelers, earning a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year Gold Award. The lavishly illustrated hardcover, Escape to Northern New England, also published by Fodors, is a collection of his travel ideas in the region. His fifth hardcover book, inaugurating a succession of books by Skyhorse Publishing, is Christmas in America: A Photographic Celebration of the Holiday Season, now in its Second Edition, followed by the highly acclaimed Extreme Adventure: A Photographic Exploration of Wild Experiences, By the Sea: A Photographic Voyage Around the Blue Planet and Children Around the World: A Photographic Treasury of the Next Generation, which is also being published in a Japanese edition. The most recent three books in the Photographic series earned a third Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year Award. His entire body of work has received acclaim as the inaugural recipient of Binghamton University's Alumni Achievement Award.


His images have been seen in Adventure Road, Architectural Digest, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, Caribbean Travel & Life, Conde Nast Traveler, Continental Profiles, Country Living, Departures, Diversion, Endless Vacations, Escape, Food & Wine, Geo, Gourmet, Honeymoon, Islands, Ladies' Home Journal, Life, Los Angeles Times, Men's Journal, Mirabella, National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic Traveler, New Choices, The New York Times, Newsday, Newsweek, Outside, Paris Match, People, Popular Photography, Sierra, Sunset, Time, Tours & Resorts, Town & Country, Travel Holiday, Travel & Leisure, TWA Ambassador, Vogue, Winds, Worth, and many others. Guttman's photographs are also on the covers of close to a hundred Fodor's and Frommer's guidebooks and on the covers of Birnbaum, Let's Go, Mobil, and Real Guide books. He's illustrated calendars for clients as diverse as Calvin Klein and American Express and a chapter about his career appeared in a New York Institute of Photography book featuring top travel photographers. He was a finalist in both the prestigious Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography and the international Travel Photographer of the Year competition. Guttman was the recipient of the George Eastman Power of the Image Award, cited as one of "20 of the World's Most Influential Photographers".


He has been a Contributing Editor to Honeymoon Magazine and The Rosengarten Report, authoring articles as a frequent Special Contributor for the Dallas Morning News and for,, Los Angeles Times, National Geographic Traveler, New York Magazine, Outside, US Airways Attache, and travel trade publications such as Jax Fax and Travel Agent. Additionally, his travel advice and authoritative roundups have appeared in Bottom Line Publications, The Old Farmer's Almanac and USA Today. Guttman was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York Travel Writers Society and in 2016 his work garnered a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year Award for the third time.


He has appeared in over 80 television appearances including NBC's Today, CBS' This Morning, and CNN. which reports that "Guttman's passion for combining travel, romance and life is infectious" and "inspire even the most jaded traveler". Arthur Frommer called him "one of America's foremost photographers" on the national television series Almanac of Travel. He's been a regularly featured travel correspondent for the nationally syndicated George & Alana Show starring George Hamilton, an on-air expert for the A & E Network, Food Network, Travel Channel, and a consultant for Showtime. Guttman has shot and hosted three different television pilots for production companies featuring concepts based on his books.


Guttman created the #1 bestselling iPad travel app, Beautiful Planet HD, which was chosen as an Apple Staff Favorite, named by NBC News as one of "eight outstanding apps for students", and along with Rooms with a View, honored with a Northern Lights Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism and Photography. His popular series of groundbreaking iPad and iPhone apps also includes the iTunes Featured Holiday App Christmas in America, and Children Around the World, which was named a Best Book App of the Year by Kirkus Reviews. Guttman was a Contributing Editor to including narrated online slide shows and to as well as a frequent contributor to,,, and iNEXTV's Destinations with Shari Bellefonte on Yahoo! Broadcast and a Roundtable participant for Liner Notes, a public radio travel show podcast produced from the Queen Mary 2.


He has exhibited his work internationally in acclaimed solo shows at Soho and Gramercy Park galleries in New York City as well as the International Center of Deauville as part of the 2005 American Film Festival in Deauville, France, one of Europe's largest film festivals. An artistic collaboration incorporating a Lincoln Center sextet performance to accompany "The Romantic Worlds of Peter Guttman" was presented in a 2006 extravaganza at Sotheby's in New York City. As far as can be determined, Guttman is the first living artist to be honored with a solo show on an entire floor at Sotheby's. In 2008, his photography featuring the Amazon comprised a solo show in the lobby of the United Nations and additional images were shown there in conjunction with The Reel Brazilian Film Festival. His work was exhibited at Power of the Image, a prestigious international exhibition event at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China. Guttman's fine art photography is represented internationally by Gramercy 32 Fine Arts and is also available at, where he was selected as a biannual Featured Artist and spotlit at their Art Expo and Photoville exhibitions, New York City's largest annual photographic event. In 2018, a major museum exhibition of his work "Beautiful Pictures: Peter Guttman '76" was showcased at the Binghamton University Art Museum and included interactive projections of his Beautiful Planet app as well as live performances of original musical compositions inspired by his images. A focus exhibition "Peter Guttman: Collection as a Self Portrait" accompanied the main exhibit.


He has spoken about his photography and career at the American Museum of Natural History, Audubon Society, Binghamton University, Classical Cruises, Deloitte, Dutch Treat Club, Explorers Club, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Harvard Alumni, Long Island University, Metropolitan Club, New York Times Travel Show, New York University, 92 St Y, Oceania Cruises, Prudential, Rand McNally, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Smithsonian Insitution, Society Expeditions, Strategic Horizons, TCS Expeditions, Travel Dynamics, Washington Post TravelFest, and Yale Alumni. Guttman taught a popular course on travel photography at the renowned International Center of Photography and created an online travel photography course for an international student body at the New York Institute of Photography. His annual slide show events were hailed by National Public Radio as "one of the hottest tickets in New York City".


Guttman was chosen by Kodak as a national spokesperson for all media and to test new film products during travel assignments. His testimonials and images have been featured in numerous Kodak advertisements and his work has been publicly displayed at Kodak's corporate office in New York City, the biennial international event, Photokina, in Cologne, Germany, and Photo & Imaging Shanghai 2014, the largest and most influential exhibition in the Asia-Pacific region. He was described as one of the world's premiere travel photographers in the book Kodak Guide to Shooting Great Travel Pictures, which includes a full chapter of his images. His endorsements have been featured by both ScanCafe and Duggal Visual Solutions, who have also sponsored his work.