DAVID BURNETT

 
 

David Burnett has been photographing the world for more than 35 years. He began as a photojournalist for Time, Life and the French photo agency Gamma. In 1976 he co-founded Contact Press Images in New York. Through this, he travelled extensively working for major magazines. Burnett first photographed Bob Marley in 1976 while on assignment for Time Magazine in Jamaica. He continued to photograph Marley on tour throughout Europe during the spring of 1977. Over 200 of these images were published in Burnett’s book Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley in Jamaica and Beyond. Burnett’s work with Marley showcased a previously unseen look at Marley’s personal life, as well as showcasing a broad array of emerging reggae talents. He has earned numerous awards for his photojournalism and was named one of the “100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photo.