David Burnett on His Decisive Moment with Abe Lincoln

May 19, 2015

By David Walker

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With his sharp eye for quirky details and visual irony, David Burnett recently photographed the annual convention of the Association of Abraham Lincoln Presenters for Al Jazeera America. Burnett first heard of the group in 2009 when he was shooting a story for TIME magazine to commemorate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. Wanting to photograph the Abe Lincoln re-enactors...

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