CPN Europe has a wonderful interview with David Burnett on his work covering the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
Film, slow ISO’s (Kodachrome and Tri-X, even Tri-X @ ISO 400 qualifies as slow these days), slower lenses, manual focus, maneuvering to get the film out of the country, a different time. But Burnett makes the case that even though technology has advanced over the interim, people and history remain quite similar.
Additional interview and story at NYT’s Lens blog from last September.
Burnett’s book, 44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the World, and web site.