Beloved Magnum photographer Burt Glinn passed away early in the morning on April 9. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Glinn served in the U.S. Army from 1943-46 before studying literature at Harvard University, where he edited and took photographs for the Harvard Crimson. From 1949-50, Glinn worked for Life magazine before becoming a freelancer. He covered Castro’s takeover of Cuba and the Sinai War and created extensive portraits of countries all over the world. One of the first Americans to join Magnum, Glinn became an associate member of the young photo agency in 1951 and a full member in 1954. He served as president of Magnum from 1972-75 and was re-elected in 1987. He is survived by his wife Elena, son Sam, and daughter Norma.
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