Becoming an Insider

Dave Burnett / ON ASSIGNMENT on PBS 1982 from RelishMIX on Vimeo.

This is a wonderful interview from 35 years ago with David Burnett where he talks a bit about his experiences during the Iranian revolution and more on a package he did on Dallas during the reign of the TV show, Dallas.

I like to just hang out and let the initial ripples from the arrival in an area die down and maybe not even pick up a camera for ten minutes. And then, at a certain point, there’s a kind of understood empathy or vibe just something going on there, in the middle of a conversation or something you can usually just shoot a picture or several pictures and it’s something you have to feel … you’re always the outsider.