David Burnett

I had the pleasure to take a workshop with the legandary photographer David Burnett during GPP 2013. David is not only a great photographer he is also the most down to earth and nicest person ever.


It was really a day full of inspiration as we listened to David telling us stories of how he shot some of his famous work.

David Burnett is a photojournalist with more than 4 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 37th year. In a recent issue of American Photo magazine Burnett was named one of the “100 Most Important People in Photography” which made his mother proud as he said!

Here is some of Burnett’s famous work

44 Days: the Iranian Revolution

the streets of Tehran are full of joy.
Each week the mullahs’ influence grew
In the small school where he kept his offices after arriving in Tehran, Khomeini greets visitors
Far from the noisy, adoring crowds, Ayatollah Khomeini puts down a tea cup

Bob Marley – “Soul Rebel”

The Preseidents

Reagan & Gorbachev, the first Summit
Barack Obama..en route St. Louis…

You can check more of Burnett’s work at his website