A new exhibition of images by Magnum Photographer René Burri opens from the 11th May – 9th June at Atlas Gallery.
Some of his most unprecedented iconic images are exhibited here for the first time at monumental sizes, whereas Burri has usually been known to exhibit his frames small, black and white, and framed. Burri is a long-term member of Magnum photos, having joined at the age of 26, then reaching international acclaim a few years later with the publication of Die Deutschen (The Germans) which portrayed the nation’s volatile state during the immediate aftermath of WW2. His curiosity and humanity have gained him almost unrestricted access to the major events and personalities of the last sixty years – he has photographed eminent figures such as Picasso, Giacometti, Yves Klein and Le Corbusier, as well as Che Guevara. He also travelled extensively in Europe, the Middle East, Cuba and Brazil, where he captured another iconic image The Four Men, exhibited here at a scale befitting its epic subject matter.
PhotoArchiveNews.com will meeting up with Ruth and Jonathan from the Magnum London licensing team at the exhibition this month – any readers wanting to join us let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org