David Burnett

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David Burnett
David Burnett


David Burnett


David Burnett


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

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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Dick... here you are!! i have been looking all over the place to find you and Mick.. and you were here all the time... hope you are well... ill try and find a phone number... and call im at 703 626 1696 ... gimme a call

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what a touching and beautiful tribute....

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on a cross country flight yesterday (AA) I watched a wonderful documentary called Boys State. It was shot a couple of years ago in Texas, but so much of what goes on is reminescent of Logan - the summer of '63. I still owe Boyle an apology for voting for Rick Labrum for Governor...I'll never get over being (properly) berated by Norm Anderson... (i was trying to think BIG PICTURE...) lets just say there are a lot of ups and downs... and the kids in Texas, while falling a bit into stereotypes, are marked by some wonderful young men, much as our time in '63 was. I highly recommend this film...

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hi Ann... well its only been 60 odd years since that world we knew in what (those of us who lived on 23d east) called Shaws Circle.... happy to see you here.. hope youre well

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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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Aug 01, 2019 at 11:51 AM

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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