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Rene Burri

Rene Burri
Zurich, 1933

Magnum photographer Rene Burri is famous for creating iconic portraits of major cultural, political and artistic figures of the 20th century, notably Che Guevara and Pablo Picasso. Burri has traveled extensively and produced iconic pictures of these locales, Sao Paulo and Brazil perhaps being the best known examples. Initially interested in film, Burri’s work has a strong narrative quality and he has chronicled conflicts in war torn regions such as Cambodia and Vietnam. His particular egalitarian approach to his subjects lends his work a certain warmth and senstivity which is unrivalled.


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Rene Burri
Zurich, 1933

1949/53 Studied photography at Kunstgewerbeschule, Zurich, Switzerland

1967 International Film and Television Award

2008 Retrospective, Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2008 Cuba ; Clamor, grito y amor, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris
2007 Un Mundo, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico D.F.
2006 Un Mundo, Museo de Bellas Artes, La Havana, Cuba
2006 Le Corbusier/Burri : dialogue - Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, France
2005/06 Jean Tinguely & Co - Tinguely Museum, Basel, Switzerland
2006 Le Corbusier/Burri : dialogue - Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, France
2005/06 Jean Tinguely & Co - Tinguely Museum, Basel, Switzerland;
Museum of History, Fribourg, Germany
2005/06 Utopia - Leica Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, Hermès Gallery, Berlin, Germany;
Hermès Gallery, Los Angeles, USA;
Der Austellungsraum Klingental, Basel, Switzerland
2004/05 Rene Burri: Retrospective – Arengario, Milan, Italy;
Museum fur Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland;
Maison européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France;
C/O Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Musée de l'Elysée,
Lausanne, Switzerland; Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
2003 Die Deutschen - Haus der Fotografie, Burghausen, Germany
2000 Luis Barragan - Architekturmuseum, Basel, Switzerland;
Institut d'Architecture de France, Paris, France
1984 Rene Burri One World - Centre de la Photographie, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France;
Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland;
Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
1982 Terre de Guerre - Paris, France
1970 Die Deutschen - Rudolf Kicken gallery, Köln, Germany;
Volkwang Museum, Essen, Germany
1963 First solo exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

2004 Che Guevara Cigar Box, Phaidon Press Ltd, UK
2004 René Burri Photographs, Phaidon Press Ltd, UK; (Photographies) Phaidon Press,
2002 Berner Blitz, Edition Dino Simonett, Switzerland
2000 Luis Barragan, Phaidon Press Inc., USA
1999 Die Deutschen: Photographien 1957-1997, Schirmer & Mosel, Germany
1999 Le Corbusier, Birkhäuser, Switzerland; Princeton Architectural Press, USA
1998/04 Photo Poche, Editions Nathan, France; Actes Sud, France
1998 77 Strange Sensations, Edition Dino Simonett, Switzerland
1997 Che Guevara, Editions Nathan, France
1994/98 Cuba y Cuba, Motta Fotografia, Italy; Smithsonian Books, USA
1990 Die Deutschen: Photographien aus einem Geteilten Land 1957-1964,
Schirmer & Mosel, Germany
1990 Werner Bischof 1916-1954, Thames & Hudson, UK; Bulfinch Press, USA
1986 Ein Amerikanischer Traum; Fotografien aus der Welt der NASA und des Pentagon,
Verlegt bei Franz Greno/Delphi, Germany
1984/88 One World, Benteli Verlag, Switzerland; Aperture, USA
1983 Rene Burri, Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri, Italy
1979 In Search of the Holy Land, Dodd Mead & Company, USA
1976 Lost Pony, San Francisco Book Company, USA
1968/94 The Gaucho, Crown Publishers, USA; Takajarima Books, USA
1965 Koh Samui, Conzett & Huber, Switzerland
1963 Les Allemands, Delpire éditeur, France
1962 Die Deutchen, Fretz & Wasmuth Verlag, Switzerland

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Rene Burri:
Pablo Picasso, Villa Le Californie, Cannes

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