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René Burri - Citizen of The World

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Visa pour l'Image 2008

In the second part of our Portrait dedicated to Magnum Photographer Rene Burri, he reveals to us his way of looking at his own story. It is clear that Rene Burri after having travelled the world and having taken thousands of photographs, has realised that the thing that really counts for him is his friends, and the moments that he has spent with them. This for him is his motivation.

© René BurriYou will discover during our interviews the story of his encounter with Che Guevara, as well as his vision of the changes in photography, Rene Burri explains to us how one day when he was covering a revolution he discovered when returning to his hotel all the other reporters glued to the television.

© René BurriPhoto-reporting was dead as everything was now being filmed live. A visionary Rene Burri had never really looked to shoot violent pictures, but had really tried to take historical documentaries that would allow us to better understand the world of today.

Rene Burri reveals his vision of a future of photography with a lot of hope and his personal horizon which is also full of positive plans.

With Citizens of the World, Rene Burri finishes by revealing his  true self.

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For further information:

One of the major books of René Burri: René Burri Photographs

Portfolio by René Burri


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