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DAVID BURNETT
[b. 1946] American magazine photojournalist
The satisfaction comes from working next to 500 photographers and coming away with something different. - David Burnett

You are in a perfectly bad mood until you can look through your viewfinder and see that meaningful moment. - David Burnett - American Photo - September/October 1993 - page 25.

The eye and the brain react to the foreign, so when you are shooting in the same place for a long time, you really have to push yourself beyond autopilot... - David Burnett - American Photo - September/October 1993 - page 25.

The greatest photographs are motivated by human feeling. - David Burnett - American Photo - May/June 1992

I see myself as a recorder of history, sort of a visual historian. - David Burnett

War isn’t a TV show with plot twists to keep the viewers interested. The proliferation of images and blanket media coverage have suffocated the life out of old-style photojournalism. - David Burnett

When you’ve lived through the golden age of photojournalism, there’s no point in being nostalgic. - David Burnett

I don't do a lot of sports coverage in between the Olympics. For me, it's more than a sports event. I'm always trying to make some bigger contextual view of it. - David Burnett

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