David Burnett. Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at home, shortly after her nomination to the court.
David Burnett has been an internationally acclaimed photojournalist for nearly seven decades. He has worked on contract with LIFE, Time and PEOPLE, and continues to work for a variety of magazines in the US and Europe. He is the recipient of the Press Photo of the Year award from World Press Photo (Holland), Magazine Photographer of the Year from the Pictures of the Year (USA), the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club of America (USA), the latter of which has also awarded him two Olivier Rebbot awards for work done around the world.
He's photographed every American President since John F Kennedy, covered the Summer Olympic Games since 1984 in Los Angeles. He has taught a number of workshops, including the GulfPhotoPlus in Dubai, and Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam, and has twice chaired the Jury of World Press Photo. In 2018 he was awarded the Sprague Award from the National Press Photographers Association for Lifetime Service in Photojournalism.
In the past few years he has authored two large-format photography books: "Soul Rebel - An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley," - the world-renowned Reggae musician and songwriter, and "44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the World" - a photo memoir of the Iranian Revolution.
In 2016 he published (with Hachette in France) “Man Without Gravity,” a collection of his sports photography. He lives in the New York area, but considers himself a citizen of the world.
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