“I am but A shadow in God’s Light”
Family Vacation : Mt Rushmore
Barry “Bear” Gutierrez is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer based in Denver, Colorado, who has built a business around his talent and reputation in the photography industry.
Bear has helped companies build their brand through powerful visuals since 2009. With a foundation in photojournalism, Bear provides a dynamic array of photography for businesses and agencies that include advertising campaigns, marketing roll-outs, annual reports, executive and creative portraits.
Some notable experiences include shooting a portrait of President Obama in 2008 during his historic election run, along with six other presidents. The 2007 World Series, documenting farm families in the Midwest, a gay rodeo in Colorado, the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Princess Diana’s funeral in London, culture in Morocco, and prickly pear cactus farmers in Guadalajara. Gutierrez has traveled to 49 states and 19 countries.
Prior to launching his company in 2009, he worked as a staff photographer at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver for 10 years after earning a bachelor’s degree in Western Kentucky University’s premier photojournalism program. In 2012 he was published on the front pages on more than 100 newspapers, magazines, and websites across the globe for his coverage of the Aurora Theater shootings. Gutierrez lives in Denver with his wife, Fairlight, and his nine year-old son, Sol.
Photography is his passion—he coaches at workshops, speaks at events, teaches classes, and mentors photographers.
“If we don’t share our light , how will anyone hear the song of our soul.” -Bear Gutierrez