Barry Gutierrez is a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist based in Denver, Colorado. He worked at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, Colo., from 1999 to 2009. Gutierrez graduated from Western Kentucky University with a photojournalism degree in the mid ‘90s and was awarded an NAHJ Student Scholarship in 1997. He interned at the Piqua Daily Call, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the San Jose Mercury News. After leaving college, he was hired as a full-time temporary photographer/picture editor at the San Jose Mercury News before being hired at the Rocky Mountain News. In 2003, Gutierrez was awarded “Best Portfolio” at the Atlanta Photojournalism Workshop and a first place in NPPA/BOP: “Domestic News Story.” He has a heart for giving back to the community of photojournalism by volunteering at workshops, speaking events, teaching classes and mentoring younger journalists. "It’s not about you, it’s about making the world around you a better place," says Gutierrez. The Pulitzer Prize was awarded to the Rocky Mountain News staff for their fearless coverage of the Colorado wildfires in summer 2002.