David Burnett, Photojournalist
David Burnett is a photojournalist with more than four 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 34th year. In a recent issue of American Photo magazine Burnett was named one of the "100 Most Important People in Photography."
David has been a contract photographer for TIME since 2003, reprising a position he held for 15 years in the 1970s and 80s. 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.
David Burnett is scheduled to sail on the following voyage(s) (subject to change):