David Burnett from Salt Lake City, Utah started his career during the Vietnam War with Time and Life. Worked in over 60 countries: the coup in Chile (1973), the revolution in Iran (1979), famine in Ethiopia (1984), and the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989). Amongst his numerous awards, the 1973 Robert Capa Gold Medal and the World Press Photo Premier Award in 1979. Has photographed every American president from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush (1963-2001).
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