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

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