BURN.02 limited edition

© Alisa Resnik



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(For volume purchases (over 10 copies) or countries not listed, please contact
Diego Orlando directly at diego@burnmagazine.org)

Some of you were on hand September 1 in Perpignan for the launch of Burn 02. By all accounts, the buzz on Burn and Burn 02 was palpable. In all my years in the business, I never saw quite this sort of “big warm”. Was it the slide show? Was it the new in print magazine? Perhaps those things helped. But it was way more than a function of display. It was about YOU. This audience. This audience who supported new and original work by Paolo Pellegrin and Alisa Resnik and Bruce Gilden and others to be seen now first in Burn 02.

Burn 02 is not a repeat of Burn online. Burn 02 is its own original work. A 1500 copy limited editon. Online is terrific, but when you hold 02 in your hand, you will know what photography is all about from our perspective. I am not published in it. I wish I was. The place to be published for sure.

Yes, 02 was a collaboration. But there is always one person who is THE driving force. Diego Orlando, our special projects editor, is that person for 02. Anton and I were in the background on this baby. Designed and printed and bound with loving care in Italy by the very best, you will quickly see why there is pride all around.

I am proud of this magazine/book…I can say this in a way I could never say with my own work. That requires silence. But I can say that this feels like my best effort so far  as the director/coach and not in it as a direct “player”…Yet  I made something happen..Put the talents of others to work..Gave them all the rope they could handle. Kept an eye out..Mostly to set a standard….And to push everyone just a bit further than they wanted to be pushed..I knew they would thank me later …laughing…I will say no more now. On the front flap I wrote:

We are the photo equivalent of the garage band. Can this last/should this last? No. There is a curve on any creative endeavor. We are not at the peak yet. When we get there, then we will do something else and start the whole process over again. Could be an evolution, or could be a revolution. So let’s enjoy this moment. Now is the time to appreciate what we have, seek out new ways of doing things, celebrate our mutual language and push it just as far as we can possibly go.



1002 Responses to “BURN.02 limited edition”

  • a civilian-mass audience

    oups,the answer MR.HARVEY…
    hhhiii…the answer, my friend is blowin in the wind…;)

    back to our regular program…

    BURNIANS…go out and shoot…I promise I will work harder…
    cause more books,YOUR books are coming…RIO and BURN07 and…

    goodnight from beautiful Grecolandia…be humble,be you…zzzz

  • DAH – please please save me a copy to be collected at the loft.

  • i want my BURN.02 BOOK to be signed by VISSARIA!…
    So i gotta carry it with me next time i’ll be in grecolandia!


    I can remember that Burn01 was distributed also in some selected bookstores in Italy (micamera in Milan, for example)… are you going to follow the same approach also for Burn02? I would prefer to feed a small bookstore specialized in photography than a huge courier company ;)

  • Herve, i’ll try to have an answer for you soonest…about your win in FB contest…Books are still on airplanes…we are in the middle of craziness right now…give a few days and we will sort everything out..ok?

  • DAH – I hope you don’t think I was complaining. Just a little light fun. Looking forward to getting my hands on 02.

  • BRIAN..

    no worries…knew you were teasing…the shipping is high and we all know it and we all wish we could somehow get around it…this is one of the reasons we are working right on the margins with the price of the book in the first place..we who produced 02 are actually suffering the most from the high cost of shipping…the quality of the book itself would warrant a higher price and help us a bit if the shipping price was not so high…i honestly do think you will be pleased with 02 and hope you see it as an investment in your own future…i have written several times here that we tried to create a magazine/book that we would want to be in as photographers ourselves…i think you will feel the same as a purchaser of 02…i just keep picking it up as it sits on my table..a good sign :)

    cheers, david


    we will follow the same route with a few bookstores as we did last time…but only as a courtesy to some buyers….i do respect your wish of helping out the bookstore, but of course we lose the most if you buy from a bookstore…bookstores take half the price of the book …so for us bookstores are not our first choice…and why the online book sales biz is thriving and bookstores are almost a thing of the past…frankly, i love bookstores…and if i could somehow stock every photo bookstore in the world with 02 i would be willing to suffer the percentage they take..but the carbon footprint for stocking so many bookstores or ironically the cost of shipping to so many bookstores is just too much to think about …

    which is why the photo book biz is disastrous in the first place…we should be thankful here that we have what we have…that is an audience willing to purchase our carefully thought out and crafted books ..

    in the so called “real world” Burn 02 could not exist…

    in the “real world” a staff that created the book would be demanding fair salaries…the quality would not be what it is for what the customer is getting…the bookstores would be taking half the money and something would have to give..either the price would be way higher, or the quality would drop or both…as i said in my forward to the book…”let’s enjoy this moment”….the selling of 01 and 02 is not a business plan…it is a heartfelt response to a suffering craft and business…let’s just enjoy it while we can…many thanks for your personal support all along…

    the very very best thing for all of us was selling 02 from the bar/cafe table in Perpignan..we could have a beer, chat a bit, sign the book…ahhh what fun and a good price for the purchaser!! particularly since they got a beer and a book..and hopefully not beer on the book :)

    cheers, david

  • ERICA..

    well of course…you get to be part of the beer and a book community…what am i talking about? you invented the beer and a book community!!

    hugs, david

  • ”let’s enjoy this moment”….the selling of 01 and 02 is not a business plan…it is a heartfelt response to a suffering craft and business…let’s just enjoy it while we can…many thanks for your personal support all along…

    translation: we are trying to keep PHOTOGRAPHY ALIVE! as simple as that!
    Same reasons i keep shooting VENICE over and over…

    (..we are all photogs/all poor but its not the right time to worry about pennies and dollars..lets all buy a six pack of corona LESS and delay that friday sushi night for next week..)

    one thing for sure: BURN IS DOING ITS BEST TO KEEP PRICES (shipping , prices as low as human possible..)

  • ABELE…

    i was just thinking…before we all get too upset with the large courier companies, we had better think twice..i don’t know about you, but i surely could not exist as a photographer without Fedex and UPS etc..not just these days but ever…they shipped my film from Borneo to NatGeo in Washington 30 years ago….today they pick up my film from my front door now and deliver contanct sheets two days later..all of my exhibitions, prints, camera equipment, etc etc is delivered by these courier companies..and they charge i suppose a high price but mostly i think it is a miracle they do as well as they do AND they are competing fairly with each other..just a cost of business and in fact makes the cost of business less since you do not need anywhere near as much infrastructure at home as you would have without these companies..UPS trying to beat Fedex trying to beat DHL gives all of us damned good service..without the courier company infrastructure i think we would be just as lost or more than if we lost our mobile phones…to live the way i live, i need the internet and i need those couriers..i am willing to bet you are the same…and so is that charming little bookstore equally dependent on the couriers…but yes yes support the charming bookstore just the same!!

    cheers, david

  • just a BRIEF (b-r-i-e-f) word for a moment in defense of the pricing….

    I am a photographer.


    I am also a lover and a buyer and a collector of books.

    As i’ve written before, here before, they have literally save my life on 2 occasions.

    Like David and Eva and many of the rest of y’all, I have spend ‘ridiculous’ amounts of money on photography books. I just last week spend $82 on shipping to send as a gift the big Giacomelli book to a friend in BKK (more than the price of the book). I’ve also paid a ton of money on shipping for rare/hardtofind and friends photobooks….and i buy my fair share from amazon/photoeye/abes etc, and of course in my local bookstores.

    So, Let me ask a simple question:

    when the hell did you buy a NEW photography book of any quality for less than $60??…it rarely happens. If BURN02 costs me $67 that is really peanuts for a good, let alone a limited edition book. Come on people! ;))..More importantly, to me, what this book stands for: Y-O-U! As an alumni of both Burn and BURN01, i can only say this entire place has been constructed by YOU and for YOU, all of you. Will i ever be published in BURN or BURN03/04/11? Who knows, who cares. I’ll buy every edition that is ever printed, including the cost of shipping, just as i did for Anton and anyone else here who will publish someday, because for sure BURN is really about each of you and a goal. and the money goes back to y’all eventually. I have not/am not privy to the context of 02 except for what David and Orlando have shown us here, but at least 10 stories in the book were not published on line, meaning they appear to be assigned essays, meaning Burn is delivering: it is GIVING work to photographers. For that alone, in this pallid day of work for picture takers, I’ll stand beside everytime.

    Shit, BURN is cheaper cheaper than the last 4 photo books i’ve bought…..and maybe this one will feel the most personal…

    $45 for a photobook, honestly, that is a steal…..even at $70, it’s steal (limited edition)…

    anyway….ok, back to work as i don’t want to be misidentified as a salesman….a cheerleader sure :))

  • p.s. please note the grammar errors contained above are due to typing while cooking my dinner…hope it is not too much of an irritant ;)


    trying to figure your math…unless you ordered the book from Italy,which would be a mistake, your price should be: $45. for the book and $12. for shipping..total $57. there are no other costs…this is what anyone in the U.S. will pay…

    cheers, david

  • Bob, you are trying to hard to be brief. Don’t worry about it. Just be Bob. I guess in a way you are, because, even brief, you are still less brief than most. But don’t worry about it! Write like Bob. Those who want to read, can, those who don’t, don’t need to.

    Good defense of the pricing. I’m not even going to worry about it. I’m just going to get one – not only for the book, but as a show of support for Burn, and this great effort that David has launched and so many have contributed to.

    I don’t want to order it, though. I want to buy it in person, when I am in New York. So, Burn sellers, if by any chance it looks like you might sell out within two weeks, set one aside for me. Two weeks from tomorrow, I leave Wasilla for New York – just so I can pick up Burn ’02 in person. That is the only reason that I am going to New York. Well, maybe not. Maybe I will do a few other things there, too.


    briefly: :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    will try :))


    p.s. i’m sure those guys can make it happen for someone flying in from Alaska: i mean that price (the flight) is one hell of a shipping price anyway ;)))))

  • BOB…

    so, what did you cook for yourself?

    many thanks for “defending” the pricing of Burn 02, but honestly i do not think we need to mount a defense…i am willing as always to answer any questions about anything about why we did this and why we did that, but heaven help me if i am mounting a defense!!

    quite the contrary..02 will sell out fast…not because we “defended” it…but because it is worth it…simple as that..astute buyers will see it in a heartbeat…we are selling it right now sight unseen, but once a few get their hands on it, then they are gone…maybe the only thing we will have to “defend” is why we did not print more…but that is the point of all our publishing….a finite number of copies exist..and that is that….and as with everything i do in my work, i explain, i am transparent, and i lay it on the table, take it or leave it…..nothing more i can do…and those who want it will have it and those who do not are welcomed any time no matter..


    do not worry, your copy is set aside for your arrival in new york…the place to buy it is of course my new york loft ..to hang , to appreciate…these two classes i am teaching at the loft will be the last…an era gone..i just cannot afford to keep the loft any longer….a luxury and this is no time for luxuries…so you are doing the right thing by taking this class right now…the kibbutz will go down in history for sure…enjoy every moment…we are going to max it out all the way….going to be great for sure….peace

    cheers, david

  • Bob, yes tell it like it is!!!!
    burn.02 is super INEXPENSIVE …cheaper than it should be FOR THE QUALITY it contains …
    its waste of time to talk about UPS, usps, fedex , dhl, blah blah…
    we are keeping photography alive here…this aint no joke…All of us (myself included): BUY THE BURN.02 NOW…support BURN…Burn is always looking after us, time to put our pennies where our mouth is!

  • PANOS..

    damn dude, i don’t think i am paying you enough!! thanks amigo…but do not worry at all..as i said the book lovers in this crowd will get it…no doubt in my mind….yes, we are doing our little bit to invigorate the craft…yes, we are…and we must also recognize that some others are doing the same…stories coming up on Burn in the next months will recognize the noble efforts of many….

    thanks for waving the flag..big hug to you and to Kim…

    oh yes, the Magnum crew was so so so impressed with the two of you as you helped Alec Soth and company get rolling with Postcards from America..Susan Meiselas could not say enough good things about both you and Kim when she and i were just in Korea…and she is not easy to please!! good work!!

    cheers, david

  • David,
    from the first day in Roadtrips i knew it,,..i knew something BIG is gonna come out of this…Anytime i followed my heart/intuition i had good results… i ONLY support what i believe, deeply believe… I’m not just impressed by Burn (only) , but i really believe in it! YOU are writing HISTORY DAH/BURN!

  • DAVID ;)))

    dinner: broccoli, ginger cutlets (i just had to refry) and salad: type a couple of sentences, check on cutlets and broccoli, type, check etc ;)))…..and yup, BURN02 doesn’t need to be defended…just wanted to chime in…post friday (tomorrow), my order will be in (payday) and the review post-receipt :))…


    i always try amigo, always try :)))

    off to bed (quickly) ;)

  • I’ve gotta chime in…
    I’m lovin’ all the love,
    and RESPECT for our craft and vision…
    it gives me HOPE
    and it pushes me to make better pictures….
    All of us here
    feel it….
    it runs deep…….
    THANK YOU ALL!!!!!!!
    and especially you,
    David Alan Harvey……

  • Bob B
    what is with the ‘chime in’
    you, and me both…..
    maybe we have rings on our fingers and bells on our shoes……


    Thank you for all of your hard work. I LOVE my copy of Burn01 and am so excited about 02. I missed out buying my copy here and scored one of the last ones that the Magnum website store had in stock. Will you also be selling copies of Burn02 through Magnum? (Just thinking that with its infrastructure that it might be able to save on shipping for those outside of the US…)


    You are one awesome guy! Way cool of you to ship that Epson to Panos; I am still immensely grateful to you for helping me out. (Folks, that those of you who missed it, earlier this year Kurt helped out a brother in need and gifted me with a D200, lens, and battery.) I hope that things are well or you, ’cause good karma should be heading your way :-)

  • Too bad good Ipad Apps are so expensive to create. Looking forward to the print Burn 02, but would love to have it on the Ipad, too. Maybe Burn 03? :)

  • a civilian-mass audience

    and that’s the way…we write history in BURN…

    Beer Photo Book…credit where credit is due…

    P.S yoho,yoho…the BURNIAN’S life is for me…:)))

  • a civilian-mass audience

    JIM is an optimist…BURN03 !!!

    What not to LOVE…I love you ALLLLLL…

    be back in a beer second…;)

  • Amazing and Lovely! … I can’t wait.
    Thank you for Diego, Anton and David.. :)))

    I am very expected to see “BURN 02″!

  • a civilian-mass audience

    and don’t forget to give credit to:

    your civilians next to YOU…like MAMA HARVEY,MICHELLE,KIM,MARTHA,ROBERTA and RENATA …your kids and pets…because without them…BURN would be just a kibbutz:))))))))))))

    and credit to our Silent Readers and Donors !!!

    my sincere apologies…I am forgetting names…hmmm… my brain cells have been BURNED:))))

    are we sold out yet???…are we,are we?:)))

  • really really LOVE , Jim’s idea!

  • your kids and pets…because without them…BURN would be just a kibbutz:))))))))))))
    Civi yes!, although i usually disagree with u in pretty much everything;) this time u nailed it!
    viva pets! viva Lola!

  • a civilian-mass audience

    PANOS…you are such a sport…hiii…

    I am studying English…I wanna be an academian;)?


  • Hey Jim,
    Surely there are more affordable alternatives than a full-blown App.
    If one doesn’t want enhanced media like audio and video integrated a basic well-designed
    PDF portfolio presents images wonderfully,albeit,in a linear format.
    I’ve purchased a handful of ebook portfolios from a few photographers for less than $10.00 and
    apart from lacking the interview and directors cut they present the images every but as effectively
    as those in Chris Anderson’s ,Capitolio.

    I’ve also,recently,spent an evening at the Getty Reportage site downloading about 50 PDF essays to my
    iPad. Makes for a great archive of comtemporary photojournalism.

  • I wanna be an academian;)?
    u see, and we were doing so fine! u throw something like that and im lost again…

  • “Outer Banks i am shooting now, labor of love, and it should be a NatGeo story in 2012 also, but not sure when…not sure if i will have a book or not…”


    I’ve seen some of these photographs screened.. and ok, having enough pictures does not a book make.. BUT!!! you cannot just bury them somewhere.. I refuse to think all we’ll get is OBX in NatGeo, which is lovely and cool of course.. but you see, I got Koudelka’s newly reprinted book just yesterday.. some full bleed printed pages.. something to really cherish.. so to make it brief, I want to be able to cherish your OBX work the same way.. not a book, ok.. a box of prints then? Yes, I know, you’ve got a lot of other work to do.. I know RIO will make THE book.. but I’m in love of what I’ve seen of your Outer Banks work, don’t ask me why.. it’s soothing..

  • Kyunghee Lee
    September 9, 2011 at 1:08 am
    Amazing and Lovely! … I can’t wait.
    Thank you for Diego, Anton and David.. :)))

    I am very expected to see “BURN 02″!

    K.Lee , ;))))))
    are you the Sweetest or what?

  • David…

    limited edition boy of a few hundres maybe? something like this:


    Somebody (thank you!) posted a link to it a while back, can’t remember who..

  • EVA

    well all of my work goes into my archive…only .005% of my work is in books…Vietnam, Maya, Chile, Sumatra, Bahia, Tunisia, Nat Parks, Libya, Cambodia, Living Treasures, lots and lots of entire years worth on any particular subject is not in a book….each one of those was a year for example or more…and most have some good work in there…but a book has to be a book, not just a series of good or even great pictures..that is a collection, not necessarily a book… this is what is so hard for many to understand..they bring me 50 good pictures and say they want to do a book..and i say “what is the book?” and they get confused because they think a book is 50 good pictures on a “topic”…..a book has to GO somewhere, be something on its own..have a life as a book….you must “read” even a picture book….hard to describe i guess…..maybe OBX will be that..or maybe the best of OBX ends up in Family Drive..lots of crossover…just as the best of Bahia became a part of Div Soul..i never did a book called Bahia even though lots and lots of good work from there……anyway i am not done OBX..we will see…

    cheers, david

  • Hello!
    And what happened with the auto portraits framed in windows?

  • denislav,
    great question: Self Portraits Are Printed (included ) in DA BOOK!
    BURN.02, that is!
    Yes yes, in earlier comments there was a list with ones that cut the deal,…but yes , Self Portraits is the GATE OF BURN.02 if i may tease ..the Dooor ! the front Door!

    ok, nuff said! order BURN.02 ! NOW!

    DAMN, 4:010AM HERE…running to bed!

  • While you’re at iApps… DO check Carl De Keyzer’s Zona. It offers more pictures than the book (which is out of print), adds sound and comments on pictures by Mr Carl himself (although it is not his voice), as well as a set of pictures by his fixer in the same prisoners camps…

    And get ready for my Quest for Land… should be released in a couple of months… By the way: how much would you pay for such an iApp? There will be over 600 pictures, interviews and a lot of documentation. i’m curious…

  • JOHN:

    after all these years, i’d pay the same $$ for Quest for Land App as a book…but that’s me….and since i don’t have an IPHONE (or any cell phone) or IPAD (or any tablet), i don’t know how much apps sell for (or how they work), but if the app (is this possible, i’m stupid with tech stuff) is usuable for a laptop, i’d pay $30 for a Quest for Land app…and for the book alone (600 pics, a la Case History), well, i’d fork over $100….

  • Hi all.

    David already answered too many questions but i will resume the main points about shipping and shipping costs.

    1_shipping costs are high because we are using UPS outside of the United States. Of course if you are in Europe the costs is reasonable, but if you are in australia, asia, south america is really really high.
    the best is to collect some order from there, to write me personally and the we will ship there 10-15 books all together.. This is going to cut at least 50% of shipping costs or more.
    This is ALL we can do. We don’t want to use normal mail and anyway we could not take care of that in the same way we are sure about UPS.

    2_Abele: David gave you the best answer about libraries. Yes, MiCamera, Spazio Labò, Mandeep will have our book as we did with FNAC in Perpignan and Magnum Bookshop. it is good for us of course, but the best way to support BURN is to buy the book directly from us. Yes, of course being in Italy, i invite people from here to contact me directly if they don’t want to buy the book from the website.

    3_I am talking about Europe and Rest of the World.
    for USA CANADA MEXICO.. there is a guy with all the answers…

  • David…

    in my head I know all this, and you might be right.. or better, you are probably right with what you say.. but see, I have seen the OBX work (some of it), have not seen your other work in the archives.. btw, I think an update on your website might be due as well.. and knowing OBX will be just there in your archive.. how do we access the archive?? just makes my heart ache.. I want to HOLD stuff.. yes, I know, can’t have all I want, but can ask and hope, can I? And yes, OBX added to Family Drive makes sense too.. whatever and however you want, as long as it is accessible in some way :) .. just rambling..


    don’t know how much, but I’ll get it once it’s out.. as said above to DAH, in whatever way is better than no way!

  • JOHN,

    despite the fact, I have no iPAD (yet, we talked about it), I would not hesitate to pay up to $30. with hesitation probably more.
    However, that is me.

    Looking at other iPad Apps, like Via Panam, World Press Photo, Zona – they are below $10, so it may make sense thinking about alternatives, if that is the market.

    600 pictures is quite a number – so you may consider to break up into smaller chunks, and sell more than one app. May be chapters of the whole package as apps, which go for a cheaper price, and the sum of all finally lead to the reasonable price.

  • JIM

    we are working on an iPad app for Burn 02 right now…you will have it….

  • I feel like I should be apologizing for mentioning the cost to Australia… I’ve been spending a ridiculous amount of money on books the last year. My wife can attest to that! :S So Burn.02 is really nothing cost wise in comparison.
    I’m new to Burn. New ish.. more of a silent admirer. I’ve got Anton’s book and now burn.02, I wish soooooooo much that I hadn’t waited so long for burn.01, but I’m sure I’ll find it somewhere, some time.. eventually… anyone in Australia (melbourne) got one I can borrow? I just really wanna see it!

    Anyway, Thanks a lot for all the hard work. I can’t wait to get .02, and everything else that follows.


  • EVA..

    many thanks for your sentiments and i totally appreciate it…no doubt if i stopped Burn and just had about 5 people working for me night and day this could all be realized, for my archive is actually quite a bit deeper than most…i have been shooting every day for over 50 years…i do not know of anyone who has done that…not because it is me, i just do not know of anyone…so, even if the pictures are just terrible, and some are, it is a deep deep archive!! some of my work is in the Magnum archive and easily accessible , but much of it is not..

    i have not even been to my own website for two years…somebody told me it was broken, but i have not had time to check…however, what is happening is that new books coming , new work being produced, and i will spend a good part of the winter in the darkroom …i could earn my living with prints coming out of the darkroom alone….

    i could create a factory out of my beach house to do all of this..but then, my beach house would be a factory…..anyway, thinking about the best way to deal with this….if i could justify the new york loft , then that would be the best space to have two full time people just working on my archive and getting all into Magnum etc etc etc…

    DAH is a full time job…BURN is a full time job..hmmmmm

    cheers, david

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