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We can’t think of a better subject for a masterclass than David Burnett, a photographer who for the past four decades has captured history, co-founded Contact Press Images, and landed countless Time magazine covers, all the while keeping his feet firmly on the ground and a smile constantly on his face.

Burnett’s presentation to the Joop Swart Masterclass students in Amsterdam will be streamed live online Thursday, Nov. 8 at 17:00 CET (11:00 p.m. EST). Visit the World Press Photo website for more details.

The Masterclass, administered by World Press Photo, pairs photography’s top young photojournalists with leading industry figures for a weeklong workshop and bull session. This year’s theme is Fragile, and the “students” — many of which are already world-class working photographers in their own right — represent the creme of the international crop:

Burnett’s presentation will last an hour and a half. The lecture will also be available on demand from Nov. 9-15 if you miss the live stream.

For more Burnett, check out his blog.

–Jay DeFoore

(Photo of David Burnett, above, right, and Rencontres d’Arles founder Francois Hebel was taken by Jay DeFoore in Arles, France, in 2006 shortly after Burnett spilled red wine on his pants.)