1985 Photo Contest, 3rd prize

David Burnett

Contact Press Images for Time

01 January, 1984

Original caption from World Press Photo (1985)

A young girl at a camp for orphans in Ethiopia.


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About the photographer

David Burnett

David Burnett was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, 1946. He began working as a freelancer for Time, and later for Life magazine in the 1960s. After two years in Vietnam, and the dem...

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