David Burnett, who shoots for Time and many other prestigious places, notably from Chile, is probably the only press photographer out there who still shoots 4×5 sheet film. He works with a Speed Graphic camera built in about 1949. Roads & Kingdoms, the excellent site devoted to heavy reporting in faraway places, just published a set of his photos, and a companion set by Michael Magers that documents how he shoots. R&K asked me to write a little intro, and you can read it here, and Nathan Thornburgh’s excellent companion story here—but do spend some time with the pictures as well as the words. Like these:


Presidential candidate Marco Enriquez-Ominami at his headquarters. Photos by David Burnett / Michael Magers, via Roads & Kingdoms. (Click image for larger view.)


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