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René Burri - Impossible Reminiscences

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No need to introduce René Burri, the legendary Swiss Leica-photographer born in Zurich - his portraits of Che Guevara, Le Corbusier or Picasso are true icons.

However, there is still a lot to discover: Burri, who has been a member of the Magnum agency since 1959 and famous for his black-and-white photographs, always carried along at least two cameras. While shooting in black and white, he would always take color pictures.

Some of his color photographs were published in 1959 by the Swiss magazine "Du" at a time when black and white was standard in the press. Rediscovered today, theses photographs reveal a hidden side to René Burri's work, created over 50 years ago.

These images, mostly unknown, where recently published by Phaidon and will be exhibited for the first time in France at the gallery Esther Woerdehoff.

See the big René Burri portfolio in LFI 5/2013.

For further information visit Galerie Esther Woerdehoff

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