Tag: René Burri

René Burri, Cosmopolitan – The Eye of Photography

For the season opening, Bildhalle, in Zurich, presents a solo exhibition by one of Switzerland’s most revered photographers. In close cooperation with his family, this will be the first solo show since René Burri’s passing in 2014 and is meant to commemorate the « “Humanist with a Camera”. René Burri made pictures now famous icons  of 20th Century’s history of photography. As an extensively traveling Magnum photographer, he also took us to all corners of the world through his vivid photo reportages. His photographs, always interested in the issues, are engaged, complex and empathetic. René Burri didn’t just want to document the world, he also wanted to change it with his images. The exhibition at Bildhalle presents an impressive selection of his signed gelatin silver and c-prints, emphasizing his formal and dynamic visual language which can be sometimes very surprising.


René Burri: The Keen-eyed Master « The Leica Camera

The diversity offered by his outstanding work will be a constant source of delightful new discoveries. Looking back, Burri’s life was dedicated to photography – a life that has been eventful, successful, and above all, rich in good fortune. As he has often said, “photography for me has always been about good fortune.”