David Hutson makes his home in Kansas City where he worked for The Kansas City Star from 1972 to 1980. He graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1971. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Mu, national journalism honor society. In June 1996, he received a Master’s of Art in Fine Art from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Hutson was a staff photographer for The Star from 1972 to 1979, then worked as picture editor in 1979 to 1980. He served as a New York Times photo correspondent in a 12-state Midwest area and was sent on occasional international news assignments, 1980 to 2000. He owns David Hutson Photography, a photojournalism studio based in Kansas City with clients including the New York Times, Time, Sports Illustrated, The Associated Press and others.
In 1985 he was a photographer for KC FAST, a world relief organization with work in 12 African nations, and a member of Kansas City Mayor Richard Berkley’s Task Force on Hunger. He was a photographer for Africa Relief, a follow-up to Kansas City’s Task Force on Hunger in 1986. He’s done a variety of photography associated with automobiles and auto racing, serving as chief U.S. photographer for AUTOSPORT, AutoCourse UK, Automobile Year, Motor Sport, Autoweek (US), and many other motor racing periodicals, 1980 to 2000. Hutson was chief photographer for Marlboro US Racing, 1985 to 1988, and chief photographer for Audi America racing in Trans-Am and IMSA GTO, 1989 to 1991. He has served as curator of the “Frank Lloyd Wright” art space at Community Christian Church in Kansas City. As a teacher of photography, Hutson served as adjunct professor of digital photography/print graphic design/typography at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Park University and Metropolitan Community Colleges of Kansas City, 1998 to 2005.