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Chase Guttman
Chase Guttman is a passionate political junkie, intrepid explorer and talented photographer. Chase won several debates at Harvard and Princeton Universities as part of the debate team for Bronx High School of Science. He created an innovative presidential trivia quiz for, interned for the Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, and has read close to a hundred books on the presidency. A collector of political buttons, he has sought out sites of presidential significance and met with three United States presidents including a breakfast as a guest of Jimmy Carter.

His extensive travels have included a Saharan desert crossing by camel, rescuing baby puffins in Iceland, jaguar-tracking in Central America and dogsledding in the Rockies. As a result of his experiences, he won Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2010, the first American to do so in his age category, and is a contributor to Light Stalking, Family Travel and Photo Tip World. He also recently won First Prize in National Geographic's 2011 Photography Contest for Kids. Check out his work at

Entries by Chase Guttman

Rest in Peace, Five Pointz

(1) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 12:52 PM

In the cover of the night, Five Pointz, a graffiti mecca located in New York City, was desecrated -- entirely whitewashed by a team of painters while under police protection. In possibly the greatest act of mass art vandalism, the owners of the building wiped clean the work...

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Now, There's no Denying Climate Change

(53) Comments | Posted November 3, 2012 | 1:12 PM

Climate change is one of the defining issues of my generation. The era that I'm growing up in faces a predicament that couldn't have been foreseen a matter of decades ago. As a planet, we can no longer definitively say whether our Earth will be able to nurture our own...

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PHOTOS: September 11 Memorial & Museum

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2011 | 12:15 PM

There are few places in New York City where a person feels immersed in an atmosphere of tranquility and serenity. The new September 11 Memorial is one of them. Uniquely evocative with a thoughtful layout that is a fitting reminder of the tragedy that took place there over a decade...

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My Generation's Woodstock

(2) Comments | Posted October 17, 2011 | 2:50 PM

Occupy Wall Street was a long time coming. According to the Central Intelligence Agency, the United States of America is ranked 39th against other countries in economic inequality. In other words, the U.S. ranks worse in equality than a long list of other countries with a smaller divide...

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'President Zero?': Republicans' Math Doesn't Add Up

(3) Comments | Posted October 4, 2011 | 12:13 AM

Ahhhhh... the smell of campaign season is in the air. That means taking in the aromas of deep-fried Twinkies at the Iowa State Fair, watching candidates campaign door-to-door in their "average Joe" clothes and observing wars of rhetoric during weekly debates. It also means that the partisan spin machines are...

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