“Changing Times in History and Politics through the Lens of a Photojournalist” – A Conversation with David Burnett

Château de Penthes, Monday 19th September 2011, 6.30pm – 9.00pm
(The event includes a 3course dinner at the Restaurant of the Château de Penthes. The price is 60 CHF per person),

The Institute for Media and Global Governance and Photographers for Hope in cooperation with the Musée des Suisses dans le Monde would be honoured to invite you to a Dinner Conversation with photojournalist David Burnett.

The event will showcase some of his most iconic photographs, as told by a photojournalist who has been a witness to some of the most important events of our time. Burnett will share the stories behind the photographs and discuss how photojournalism is evolving within the digital age.

David Burnett is a photojournalist with more than four decades of work covering the news, the people and visual tempo of our age. His iconic pictures range from the Vietnam War to the Iranian Revolution and to every US presidential campaign since Kennedy. In a recent issue of American Photo Magazine, Burnett was named as one of the “100 Most Important People in Photography”. In a world gone mad over digital photography, his kit includes a 60 year old Speed Graphic press camera, and a plastic $30 HOLGA. Each has a place alongside its digital counterpart, each camera a tool to find the right look for the right moment.

RSVP by Wednesday 15th September to: Serena Carta: sere.fr@gmail.com

 

 

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