The Evolved Documentarian : Interview with Burk Uzzle

I've been corresponding with legendary photographer Burk Uzzle over the past months and am excited to share a wonderful interview today, written by Janet Kagan. Burk is an exceptional photographer with a most amazing legacy. I was recently listening to an

I’ve been corresponding with legendary photographer Burk Uzzle over the past months and am excited to share a wonderful interview today, written by Janet Kagan. Burk is an exceptional photographer with a most amazing legacy. I was recently listening to an NPR podcast and Burk’s name came up. It turns out that Burk was the photographer who shot the Woodstock album cover, of the couple wrapped in a blanket. After exploring his legacy these past months, my first thought was “Of course it was!” Thank you Burk, for a life time of incredible work. – Aline Smithson

See Photographer Burk Uzzle's Beautiful Chaos

The photographer was the youngest to be hired by LIFE Magazine

“He’s conducted a visual love affair with America for years. Uzzle likes her funny face and doesn’t want her to change a hair for him. He sympathizes with her bad moods, her tragedies, her rather glaring imperfections, her obstreperous beauty, her unlikely aspirations. He is as fond of, and amused by, a bush having a really bad hair day at the side of the road as he is of a tree that ate a bicycle and couldn’t digest it.” Vicki Goldberg, in the foreword to Uzzle’s Just Add Water

American Idyll

From the Digital Journalist:

For a more perceptive and profound patriotism immerse yourself in Burk Uzzle’s latest book, A Family Named Spot. Here you will find some of the eccentricities and idiosyncrasies that make this country great, all displayed unabashedly and without apology or sentimentality. They are also portrayed without disdain but with great affection. On the lid of his camera case Uzzle has inscribed the words “Celebrate, don’t incriminate,” which is an indication of his affinity with his subjects, whether they are people or landscapes.

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