Tag: David Burnett

  • Talking Pictures with David Burnett: How a Legendary Photojournalist Stays Curious About the Craft – YouTube

    David is a dear friend and colleague of Kenneth Jarecke, founder of The Curious Society. David is one of the original members of The Curious Society, he’s an Issue 1 contributor and a frequent guest in our weekly Clubhouse room (link below). When David starts talking about pictures you can feel the passion he has for his craft. He tells stories and shares the secrets behind some of his most legendary pictures for over two hours. Thank you to David, Kenneth, Raquel and our live audience on zoom for this terrific conversation.
  • We’re Just Sayin: Fifty Years On…

    When I told John I was heading to Vietnam, he said to me… “do a story for me –  call it  Children of War…”    I paused, then bagan to ask, “John, what do you want me to do… ?”  and before I could finish the sentence, he said “No, no!  You tell ME the Story.  YOU’re the journalist, your pictures should show ME the story.”  Over the decades since, I have been immensely glad for that teaching moment.
  • ‘When the heart gets filtered up through the camera’: Vietnam War photographers on how to cover COVID better – Columbia Journalism Review

    “War is 95 percent boredom and 5 percent sheer terror, from a journalist’s point of view,” says David Hume Kennerly, who won a 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his feature photography of the Vietnam War. CJR sat down with Kennerly and three other esteemed photojournalists from that conflict, Art Greenspon, Robert Hodierne, and David Burnett, to ask what lessons we can take from Vietnam to cover today’s invisible killer and the absence of public suffering.
  • David Burnett: Letter to the NPPA on Ethics – PhotoShelter Blog

    David Burnett: Letter to the NPPA on Ethics
    Editor’s note: Photojournalist David Burnett recently penned a letter to the National Press Photographers Association in response to the discussion around photographic ethics and the publication of the Photo Bill of Rights. With his permission, we are republishing it in its entirety.
  • Photographing Impeachment Proceedings Against Three Presidents | The New Yorker

    For more than half a century, David Burnett has been photographing impeachments, wars, revolutions, Olympic Games, and artists, making himself one of the stars of his field. He got his start around the time of the moon landing, when he had the idea to take pictures of the people watching that historic event. A couple of years later he was in Vietnam, where he was present when the Associated Press’s Nick Ut took a legendary photograph of a nine-year-old girl covered in napalm. Burnett gained wider renown several years later for his work in Iran during and after the Revolution. Since that time, he has shot numerous sporting events, and compiled a book about the reggae star Bob Marley.
  • Photojournalist David Burnett has switched to Sony after 40 years with Canon! – sonyalpharumors sonyalpharumors

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  • David Burnett vs Sports Illustrated – The Eye of Photography

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    David Burnett vs Sports Illustrated – The Eye of Photography

    Photo editor and photography history teacher Robert Stevens discusses in a column the non-use of a legendary image by David Burnett.

  • David Burnett, recipient of 2017 Greenfield Prize – The Eye of Photography

    David Burnett, recipient of 2017 Greenfield Prize

    The Hermitage Artist Retreat and its partner, the Greenfield Foundation, are presenting their first Greenfield Prize in the art of photography to internationally acclaimed photojournalist David Burnett

  • This is the Pain of Loading Film Into an Old Leica II from the 1930s

    This is the Pain of Loading Film Into an Old Leica II from the 1930s

    Renowned photojournalist David Burnett just posted this short 2-minute video showing how you load film into the old screw-mount, knob-wind Leica II, a rangefinder introduced in 1932.

  • Business of Editorial Photography – Panel Discussion | The Photo Brigade

    Business of Editorial Photography – Panel Discussion

    This special Business of Editorial Photography Panel Discussion features some of the best photographers on the planet: David Bergman, David Burnett, Al Tielemans, Rob Tringali, and via Skype, Robert Seale. Moderated by PhotoShelter‘s Allen Murabayashi, they talk about their collective 100+ years of experience working for the top publications of our times

  • A New Day in Newburgh – The New York Times

    A New Day in Newburgh

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    The world traveler David Burnett was back home in the Hudson Valley when his wife’s cousin challenged him to an assignment. “She threw an elbow at me,” Mr. Burnett recalled. “ ‘Sure, you go off to France, Spain and Vienna. But what about Newburgh?’ ”

  • Photography Can Be a Solitary Business. This Was a Team Effort — Vantage — Medium

    Photography Can Be a Solitary Business. This Was a Team Effort

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    Famed photojournalist David Burnett is bringing his craft and his friends to his recovering home town

  • David Burnett: Marathon Man — zPhotoJournal

    David Burnett: Marathon Man


    To be a photographer in this age, you have to really WANT to do it.  Don’t do it just because you can’t think of anything else to do.  Go to workshops, and perhaps more important, use your library and even the web to find work which inspires you.  One of the things which I find so disconcerting is that very few young photographers today can tell you who the photojournalists of note were in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. I fear there is a certain kind of self-validation which shooting/seeing immediately engenders

  • Are Personal Projects Worth It? Why David Burnett, Ami Vitale & David duChemin Say Yes | PhotoShelter Blog

    Are Personal Projects Worth It? Why David Burnett, Ami Vitale & David duChemin Say Yes

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    How important are personal photography projects to distinguishing your voice? And will a project on the side help catch the eye of your dream client? In our guide, The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, we got advice from David Burnett, Ami Vitale, David duChemin, Dixie Dixon, Scott Strazzante, Dianne Debicella, and Jonathan Gayman who share why personal projects really matter.

  • The Heralded Veteran Who Still Reaches for Film | PhotoShelter Blog

    The Heralded Veteran Who Still Reaches for Film


    For nearly 50 years, David Burnett has been traveling and documenting the world – much of it on film. While most of the photojournalism world has shifted to using digital photography exclusively, Burnett stubbornly continues to carry around a Speed Graphic camera and dozens of sheet film holders – making him instantly recognizable on the sidelines of events such as the Olympics.

  • David Burnett Slows Down With His Speed Graphic Camera — Vantage — Medium

    David Burnett Slows Down With His Speed Graphic Camera

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    “I love using the old gear,” he says. “The odds are against you in so many ways.”

  • Podcast #55 with David Burnett | The Photo Brigade

    Podcast #55 with David Burnett

    On this very special episode, legendary photojournalist David Burnett joins me in our first Video podcast, recorded live at Adorama in NYC. David and I talk about everything from getting his start in photography in high school, his first time being published in Time Magazine, his time in Iran, Vietnam, his relationship and access to Bob Marley, business of photography, and so much more. This is one you don’t want to miss. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast! 

  • David Burnett | An Interview

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    “If You Could Find Other Ways In Photojournalism To Put Talented Groups Of People Together, Good Editors, Our World Would Be Damn Near Perfect.” —David Burnett

  • This Just In: Luminance 2012 Speaker Videos

    Link: This Just In: Luminance 2012 Speaker Videos ‹ PhotoShelter Blog

    From the most decorated of photographers (David Burnett, Zack Arais, Peter Yang), to the technologists who are redefining how photos are captured (leaders from 20×200, Lytro, Facebook Photos), Luminance provided a tremendous amount of thought provoking material, which we are excited to share with you with our Luminance 2012 Speaker Videos

  • 2012 Summer Olympics – David Burnett

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    I am not saying that there is no good to be had from the new technologies. Far from it. The new cameras let us make pictures that were never even imaginable a dozen years ago. But in all of that, in the rush to bestow the crown of technical achievement upon the head of digital photography, I think we risk losing a piece of the soul of all our work. And whatever each of us can do as individuals to get beyond the norm, the expected, the predictable, and the obvious that is what photography in the new century demands of us.