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Leica Store San Francisco is pleased to announce an upcoming photography workshop with award winning photojournalist, David Burnett. The three day workshop will take place July 2019 and coincides with the world premier of We Choose to go to the Moon, Burnett’s upcoming exhibition about the launch of Apollo XI in July 1969 at The Gallery at Leica Store San Francisco. A limited edition show catalog/book will also be released then. All attendees will receive signed copies of the book. Using the tenets behind David's approach documenting this momentous chapter in manned space-flight, the three day workshop will further develop your creative eye by exploring the process of looking, perceiving the message or story and using light and your imagination to create photographs. Burnett believes that pictures exist everywhere and in all levels of light and he will help you to discover how best to communicate your own personal visual language and use light as an ally. This workshop, split between two and a half days, will spend time both in the gallery, the classroom environment and on location looking for the elusive place where pictures await. David Burnett will share insight into how he developed his creative approach as a photojournalist and he will explain how his philosophy and methodologies may be utilized to conceive and construct a photographic image and photo story, by being aware of your environment and your abilities while on location.

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Location: Leica Store San Francisco


Friday, July 12, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Saturday, July 13, 9:30-5:00

Sunday, July 14, 9:30-4:00

• Refreshments to be served on Friday Night

• Lunch to be provided on Saturday and Sunday

• Workshop limited to 9 participants

• Experience level     - Advanced Amateur/professional

• Knowledge level     - Must have a working knowledge of your camera

Each participant will leave with a signed complimentary copy of David Burnett’s book, We Choose to go to the Moon, featuring photographs to be exhibited beginning July 11, 2019 at The Gallery at Leica Store San Francisco

About David Burnett:

David Burnett is an award winning photojournalist based in New York City. His introduction to photography began with an internship at Time Magazine while he was earning a degree in political science. In 1970 he photographed in Vietnam where TIME regularly published his photographs.

Following the death of photographer Larry Burrows in February 1971, he became the last photographer contracted by Life Magazine to cover the war in Southeast Asia. Life Magazine ceased publication the following year and David then joined the French agency Gamma before cofounding Contact Press Images with Robert Pledge in New York in 1976.

During his career spanning over 50 years, David Burnett has visited more than 100 countries and has covered stories as diverse as the French and American presidential elections from 1972 to the present; the famine in Sahel in 1974 and in Ethiopia in 1984; the Iranian revolution and the Ayatollah Khomeini’s return to Tehran in 1979, and every Summer (and some Winter) Olympic Games since 1984.

He has also photographed an impressive range of important international figures including Kofi Annan, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bob Marley, Bill Gates, and Fidel Castro as well as every United States President from John F. Kennedy to Donald J. Trump.

All photographs © David Burnett/Contact Press Images

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