David Burnett
[Photojournalist, b. 1946, Salt Lake City, Utah, lives in Arlington, Virginia.]

 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. 
 The satisfaction comes from working next to 500 photographers and coming away with something different. 
 I see myself as a recorder of history, sort of a visual historian. 
 When you’ve lived through the golden age of photojournalism, there’s no point in being nostalgic.