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Six Photographs: René Burri

Posted on 06/07/2013 by Culture Vulture

René Burri is known for his photos of major cultural, political and historical events as well as key figures of the second half of the 20th century.

Iconic Swiss photographer takes us on a journey through six images from his archive, photographing figures like Che Guevara chain-smoking in his office in 1963, Pablo Picasso in Cannes in 1957 and American G.I.s being entertained in a brothel in Seoul in 1961.

Burri also recalls his iconic 1960 São Paulo photograph ‘Men on a Rooftop, 1960’, shooting the San Cristobal Stables in Mexico city in 1976 and the reopening of the Suez Canal in 1974, explaining why modern techniques like photoshopping are getting in the way of our pursuit for the truth….