David Burnett *

30.05.2013 in13:46 in Design, Documentary -->


David Burnett is a photojournalist with more than 4 decades of work covering the news, the people, and visual tempo of our age. He is co-founder of Contact Press Images,the New York based photojournalism agency, now entering its 37th year. In a recent issue of American Photo magazine Burnett was named one of the “100 Most Important People in Photography.” (That made his mom very happy.)   Here on this site are images of history unfolding: war, sport,  politics, the famous, the infamous, and the Unfamous. Work is constantly being added, so come back and see one person’s view of what our world of the past 40+ years looks like. In a world gone mad over digital photography, his  kit includes  a 60 year old Speed Graphic press camera, and a plastic $30 HOLGA.  Each has a place along  side his digital cameras, each camera a tool to find the right look for the right moment. The May/June 2010 issue of American PHOTO did a 10 page story on David, and his unique talent for staying ahead of the times.    In July, 2011, David worked with Photographers for Hope to create a workshop for homeless news vendors in Glasgow, Scotland. Their work  is a really wonderful show of what photography can do, when there is motivation.  Don’t miss it.