David Burnett

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David Burnett
David Burnett

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David Burnett

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David Burnett

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Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: New York, NY USA
Spouse/Partner: Iris Jacobson Burnett
Homepage: http://www.davidburnett.com/
Children: Jordan Kai (born 1986) - future TONY award recipient (in the sunglasses)
Occupation: photojournalist
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as painful as so much of high school was, i cant wait for the reunion. still photographing (thanks, Mr Blackham, Mr Folland) since Olympian days... have travelled to 85 countries in pursuit of a good picture. Well aware there are many more out there...

Favorite Places

places to return to:
The Hill Club (Newaralia, Sri Lanka); Simla (Punjab) India; anywhere in Vietnam where great noodles are served (which is almost anywhere in Vietmam); Burma, before it is overrun with tour buses - im probably too late; Umbria (a village called San Casciano d Bagni... with great people, and wonderful food to match); Istanbul

School Story:

Just a couple of months before he died, I was home (SLC) visiting my mom, and called George Barton, our amazing Math teacher. I was lucky enough to be in the Home Room advanced math class (what a class THAT group was). I told Mr Barton how much his teaching had meant to me, and i suspected to many others in his classes, and for myself wanted to be able to tell him that directly. I told him that while I might not have thought of it every day of those 40+ years, but I certainly thought of it every week or so .. .his reminding us that when faced with a tough problem, you had to just slow it all down, and remind yourself to THINK. For years I had a small THINK label taped on my cameras to remind me that slowing down was one way to reflect on the things around you. I think he was happy to have heard from a former student, and just a couple of months later, when I heard that he had passed away, I was glad I'd had those few minutes to share with him. We were lucky to have some great, committed and very talented teachers, though who really knew that at the time? Lucky us...

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In the not quite small world dept: this week i was in DC for the opening of a photo exhibition (pictures of the crowd who came to see the Apollo XI launch fifty years ago.) On Thursday i was at the White House hoping to get some access to the President, as i hadn’t been there for a year or so, and am trying to keep my Presidential coverage going forward (it started with a picture of JFK at the hotel Utah in1963) Because it was a tight pool situation (a reduced crew of tv people and cameramen for space reasons) I was unable to attend Trumps presentation of the Medal of Freedom to race driver and business mogul Roger Penske. “But I know Mrs Penske - we went to high school together...”. Well it turned out not to be quite persuasive enough Im afraid. But the former Kathy Hulbert (class of 65 historian) was in the paper and on the wire yesterday in pictures from the ceremony. About 25 years ago, while leaning an Indy car race in Nazareth PA, i walked past the Penske both just as Kathy was leaving. Reintroduced my self after 30+ years, had a hug... and when her kids said something modestly disparaging about “that school you always drive us around to when we go to Salt Lake?” I reminded the kids that “at this very moment, if we really wanted to, your mom and I could belt out the” Olympus Night Song “ .....i waiter for their fears of embarrassment to pass, and just reminded them that, yes, we COULD HAVE sung it - but we let them of easy. I think she enjoyed that moment as much as i did. I was sorry i to miss her this week....

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Dave...It's been fun to see you pictures over the years. I hope you're bringing your famous camera to immortalize our 55th get-together.

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what terribly sad news about Dave Paulsen.. we'd probably been in touch more on here than in all three years at OHS, but then again that is the charm and gift of these modern ways to communicate. All the things you were too shy, too bashful, too stupid to say to someone, well now you can just do it and you won't be sent to detention. Dave and I were back and forth on some fun & funny posts on Facebook... and like so many who have gone, you simply can't believe that another one of us has been taken so early. It's just plain sad.

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whether they were written yesterday or 5 years ago, Geoffs words live on, as do the memories of our pals, and those of us who have had the joy of life, the gift of age, probably feel this the most.  the losses of friends are something you never get used to.  for years i didnt understand why my dad, in his 70s, pretty much stopped going to funerals.  it wasn't that he didn't care for those friends who passed, but more about his own inability to simply deal with that loss.  I never really understood it, but now it's becoming more clear.   I remain both an optimist and a sentimentalist: i value these moments with friends as much as any thing, and only wish that we were better at making a habit of seeing each other more often.  living out of the Zion Zone, i rarely get back to SLC anymore, but when I do, it is (like the wonderful story in Recapitulation by Stegner) full of emotions that overwhelm, and remind me of how quickly this whole  "life" thing runs it course.   You cannot read Geoffs personal notes and feel that the iniquities and unfairness of life itself are a seemingly unnatural force.  David Bateman should have had a chance to build that fort.  thanks Geoff, to you, too... 

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chuck... i ve been looking all over to try and find you (and i dont say that about every row-mate from diane hansen's 5th period English class... hope you are well.. would love to catch up.

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lonnie.. talked with larry M a few years ago.. i think he's actually on this board but i dont know if he really monitors it try: larrymalmgren@comcast.net

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larry malmgren: larrymalmgren@comcast.net

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