Learn and improve how to build a news reportage by covering an editorial story defined with David Burnett. Refine storytelling and story composition by analyzing real-situation problems, images analysis, editing and captions writing. Most of all, the workshop with David Burnett will help you discover your own visual language as well as practical and conceptual know how to confront real situation reportage making.
This workshop will also focus on how to bring creativity to news storytelling, while staying close to the real scene.
David Burnett was born in 1946 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Early in his career he became the last photojournalist to cover the American war in Vietnam for Life magazine. He has since worked in over 70 countries, documenting the coup in Chile (1973), revolution in Iran (1979), famine in Ethiopia (1984), the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989), and the US military intervention in Haiti (1994).
A co-founder of Contact Press Images in 1976 with Robert Pledge, he is the winner of the 1973 Robert Capa Gold Medal, the 1979 World Press Photo Premier Award, the Overseas Press Club of America’s Olivier Rebbot “Best Reporting from Abroad in Magazines and Books” Award in 1984, and a first prize in the World Press Photo in 2005.
David served as a WPP juror in 1997 and President of its jury in 1999. He taught the WPP Masterclass in 2007.
A veteran journalist of the political scene in Washington, he has photographed every American president from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
He has covered every summer Olympics Games from 1984 to 2008 and is the author of E-motion: The Spirit of Sport.
In 2006 he produced a 26-page essay on the traces of Hurricane Katrina for the National Geographic magazine.
In March 2007, his story on Orlando appeared in National Geographic.
During the 70s David was a contract photographer for Time magazine, a role he has reprised since 2003.
In February 2009, commemorating Bob Marley’s 64th birthday, David published “Soul Rebel:An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley” (Insight Editions, 2009); a companion show opened to acclaimed reviews at Washington, DC’s Govinda Gallery.
His book on the Iranian Revolution “44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the World” (NG/FocalPoint, 2009) was published in September 2009.
He is based in New-York City.
“David Burnett is a living legend of photography and to take part in one of his workshops is a plunge in the history of the XXth century.
David, with his 40 years of experience in photojournalism, is still in the spotlight, he was able to evolve with the times, keep creative while keeping his own photographic identity.
He is the best example of persistence while also being a redoutable advisor on a technical point of view, where he excels. And not to mention this great humanity that is the secret of the masters.” Véronique Sutra, Founder & CEO at Eyes in Progress.
David Burnett is a co-founder of Contact Press Images. www.davidburnett.com.
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