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.
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.”
Yestreday Swiss photographer René Burri received the Leica Hall of Fame Award 2013. The award was presented at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zürich. Burri was also given a Leica M Monochrom for his achievements in 55 years of photography. The Monochrom wit
Impossible Reminiscences features more than 170 of Burri’s lesser-known color images, drawn and edited by Burri from his archive over the course of eight years, and accompanied by his personal reminiscences.