The Art of Storytelling – The Salton Sea A 6-day Documentary Photography Workshop with National Geographic Photographer Gerd Ludwig Los Angeles & Salton Sea, April 28 – May 4, 2019 $1,285 This 6-day workshop (5 days + 2 half days) by veteran National Geographic Photographer Gerd Ludwig is for professional and committed amateur photographers who want […]
Emerging Photographer Fund 2019 – call for submissions The Emerging Photographer Fund 2019 is now open for submissions! This year we are proud to offer two awards: the Emerging Photographer Grant for $10,000 and the Fujifilm Young Talent Award (25 or under) for $10,000. For more information, follow the link below. […]
A few of the stories from Free Solo Oscar award: A couple of decades ago, professional climber Jimmy Chin probably didn’t think he’d be standing on a stage accepting the
Recovering from the last election, Lewis Miller wanted to make a difference. About once a month, a magnificent arrangement of thousands of dollars of flowers lands on the corner of a NYC Street in the trash can. A few … Read More
In the note I got, there was a phone number in Illinois, asking me to please call back. Because it’s kind of a pain to get prints made, and takes a lot of hands-on time from someone in the office, we generally don’t get into selling prints other than in the art market, which is, at least, monetarily worthwhile. So it becomes a kind of low priority. I called the number and reached Terry Knox, and got the story of how he found the picture. He first asked to verify that I was really the guy who shot the picture at Phu Bai… and when I said yes, he started crying, and weeping openly.. it was very moving. It’s been so infrequent that I run across someone who was actually where and when I was in a place that it really hit me, too. It felt like the telephone equivalent of reaching our hands out and holding on to each other.
“Especially at Christmas time,” he explained, “I start to think of my friends who didnt make it back. The other night, it got to me again, and I got up in the middle of the night, and went to my computer. I typed “bob hope show phu bai” into google… and was taken to a page with your picture. I started to look at the picture, and realized I was IN it. I got chosen to go by the first Sergeant who did a lottery, and one other guy and I were the only two people from our base to go. I didn’t know anyone else in that crowd.” Spec 4 Terry Knox and I had a long conversation, and I promised to send him a print (I actually sent him 3 16×20” prints) and we hung up, each of us quite happy to have tried to close a tiny circle in our lives. Four months later, while I was on assignment in southern Illinois, Terry drove down and we finally met. Like the rest of us, he looks very little like the 23 year old version of himself in the picture, but the smile on his face, as we met, and hugged, was probably as broad as my own. In so many of the situations I have covered in my fifty years of taking pictures, I am the anonymous photographer, photographing anonymous subjects, and those rare times that we close those circles, it seems that a tiny bit of order has been added to the world.
- Terry and DB 2015
photograph ©2018 David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Scattered along the “Northern Limit Line,” an invisible boundary in the Yellow Sea that divides the waters of the two sides of the Korean Peninsula, are a string of tiny
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