David Burnett was born in 1946 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and early in his career became the last photojournalist from Life magazine to cover the Vietnam War. He has since worked in over 60 countries, documenting the coup in Chile (1973), revolution in Iran (1979), famine in Ethiopia (1984), the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989), and the US military intervention in Haiti (1994). A co-founder of Contact Press Images in 1976 with Robert Pledge, he is the winner of the 1973 Robert Capa Gold Medal, the 1979 World Press Photo Premier Award, and the Overseas Press Club's Olivier Rebbot "Best Reporting from Abroad" Award in 1984. A veteran journalist of the political scene in Washington, he has photographed every American president from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush (1963-2004). He has also covered every summer Olympics Games from 1984 to 2004, and is the author of E-motion: The Spirit of Sport. Since his early work from Vietnam, he has been a regular contributor to Time magazine. He is based in Washington, D.C.