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.
Obsessed with an image of four men on a rooftop in Brazil, the author went on a quest to find its origins.
Are they gangsters? Are they bankers? There are certain photographs that seem to have been pulled out of the world of dreams. ‘‘Men on a Rooftop,’’ by the Swiss photographer René Burri (1933–2014), is one such picture
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.”
The world of photography has lost an icon. Press agency Phaidon is reporting that, after a long battle with cancer, Magnum photographer René Burri passed
There’s very little chance you’re not familiar with Burri’s work, even if you didn’t know it was him that captured it. But just in case anybody is, as a tribute, we’re reposting this short PORT interview with Burri from last year.
“Not only was he one of the great post war photographers, he was also one of the most generous people I have had the privilege to meet,” Martin Parr, President of Magnum Photos said in a statement, “his contribution to Magnum and his unrivalled ability to tell stories and entertain us over this time will be part of his enormous legacy. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to his family.”
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
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 with a special engraving was handed over to Burri by Dr. Andreas Kaufmann.
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.