#74 Genuine, with photojournalist David Burnett

“That’s Dave Burnett — he’s the guy who walks into a room and disappears.”

— Some senator’s press secretary

See David Burnett in person on July 11 in San Francisco at the Leica Gallery



50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, photos by David Burnett


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David Burnett is a photojournalist with more than 5 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 44th year. American Photo magazine named Burnett one of the "100 Most Important People in Photography." (That made his mom very happy.)  In the spring of 2019, David was officially named an "Artisan of Imagery" with the Sony professional photographers group.  

In the spring of 2018, David was awarded the Sprague Award for Lifetime Achievement from the National Press Photographers Assn., though he claims he is now trying to figure out what his subsequent 'lifetime' work will be. here is a link to that announcement at the Northern Shortcourse... http://tinyurl.com/y3b6xbms 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 50+ years looks like.  The last few years, David worked with Photographers for Hope to create a workshop for homeless news vendors in Glasgow, Scotland, and in 2017 the P4H team descended on Newburgh, NY, capturing the revival of a great American City. There,  they shot for two weeks and produced a 100 print show at the Ann St. Gallery followed by a book of those images -- "Newburgh Rising" -- which was published -- in 2018.


For a quick tour of the last 50 years, in David's Pictures, have a look here: https://vimeo.com/96025929

“The one advantage of digital is you know right away if you’ve screwed up.”

— Burnett, paraphrasing David Hume Kennerly

He has recently taught workshops at the GulfPhotoPlus.com festival in Dubai - a long way on an airplane to get there but really great fun, and the "Big Game" workshop at Stanford University - Palo Alto. It was great fun, following the century old Cal-Stanford football rivalry. He writes, too - sort of -- check out the blog ( werejustsayin.blogspot.com ) he writes with his wife Iris.

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Burnett (at right) with Peak Design founder Peter Dering (by Rubin, Carmel, 2019)

Burnett (at right) with Peak Design founder Peter Dering (by Rubin, Carmel, 2019)

Burnett’s amazing camera (by Rubin, Carmel, 2019)

Burnett’s amazing camera (by Rubin, Carmel, 2019)

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