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September 12-13, 2012
BMCC TriBeCa Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers St. New York NY 10003


New York-based photojournalist David Burnett almost needs no introduction. He's been shooting film for over 50 years, and despite the widespread movement to digital, he continues lugging around his 4x5 camera worldwide to events like the Olympics. "It's tough to be a film photographer in the digital age," says David Burnett. "But it's the look of film that's stayed with me – there's something almost nostalgic about it."

Amy Dresser
David Burnett

David Burnett launched his magazine career in 1967 as an intern at Time Magazine while earning a degree in political science at Colorado College. He went to Vietnam as a freelance photographer in 1970 working for Time and LIFE, and later joined Gamma (the French agency) before co-founding Contact Press Images in 1976. He has worked with all the Time Inc. magazines, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, and National Geographic, in a career that has spanned nearly 45 years. He has twice chaired the World Press Photo jury in Amsterdam, and was notified he is this years LUCIE Award winner for Photojournalism.