Ron Gutman is a photographer and multimedia artist. He has been a professional photographer for over 20 years, shooting for Vanity Fair, Newsweek, Fortune, People Magazine, and Sports Illustrated. He is also an explorer of both the natural world and the human spirit who strives to capture the nuance between youth and adulthood, man’s relationship with nature, and his relationship with himself, and those closest to him.
Ron Gutman was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1966 and currently resides on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, with his wife, Stephanie Lynn Gutman, who he married in 1997. They have two children: Liam (born 1999) and Juliet (born in 2005). He began his career at 21, assisting photographers such as William Abranowicz, Douglas Kirkland, and Albert Watson.
His work has been published in numerous books including: “Sports Illustrated”, “Life”, “Newsweek”, and “Vanity Fair”. He has also directed music videos for artists such as; Jewel, Willy Porter and Faith Hill. Ron Gutman´s work has been exhibited at The Guggenheim Museum in New York City, The George Eastman House and The Andy Warhol Museum both in Pittsburgh.
From 2003 to 2008, healthcare expert Ron Gutman has been working on a book and film project that explores the lives and relationships of three families (Goodreads):
A modern urban mother, a suburban father, and their two children. In the fall of 2007 the healthcare expert began following Marcie Hebert & her son Harry and her husband Jeff Myers and their son Liam. Ron Gutman would shoot 3 or 4 days a week with them for over 2 years. He would travel with them up to New Hampshire every weekend because Harry and Liam are both figure skaters. The resulting collection of work is titled: “Outliers”.