The diversity offered by his outstanding work will be a constant source of delightful new discoveries. Looking back, Burri’s life was dedicated to photography – a life that has been eventful, successful, and above all, rich in good fortune. As he has often said, “photography for me has always been about good fortune.”
I feel I will see extraordinary pictures from the events of last year. I expect it will be a tough year to be a judge and make selections from the very worthy images that have been produced
In 2010 I returned home to photograph the lasting psychological landscape of Dad’s legacy. Retracing my father’s life, I used photography to comprehend its events. Visiting the farms where we hunted, his college dorm rooms, and his oldest friends, I photographed his family members and businesses while researching his character and actions. I could not equate these.
Its value as an out-of-print collectable has risen over the past few decades resulting in keeping this masterpiece out of the hands of many younger photographers. Finally, after 62 years, it is again seeing the light of day this December with a gorgeous facsimile from the German publishing house Steidl
I see this as a tremendous time for professional photographers to be in the vanguard for visual storytelling.
I’ve worked around the world for National Geographic magazine but the most elusive assignment for me has been just 50 miles from my home.
In the summer of 2006 I was commissioned to create a portfolio celebrating South Carolina’s ACE Basin. It’s a special place where three rivers and a community came together to preserve one of the last great watersheds.