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René Burri: 1933-2014

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The famous Swiss photographer René Burri left us yesterday, at the age of 81 after a long illness.

René Burri was one of the most talented photographers of his generation. It was his portraits of Che Guevara, Le Corbusier and Picasso that brought him international renown. He already became a member of the Magnum Photo Agency back in 1959.

2013, in celebration of his 80th birthday, Burri was given the Leica Hall of Fame Award for lifetime achievement.

Our thoughts and best wishes go out to his family.

Editorial team of Leica Fotografie International

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