Today is the 84th birthday of the photographer Rene Burri. His iconic images have inspired photographers for years, his philosophy and approach to art inspires me. The world is a better place because he was in it and still feels the loss that he has left.
NAME: René Burri
BIRTHDATE: April 9, 1933
BIRTHPLACE: Zurich, Switzerland
DATE OF DEATH: October 20, 2014
PLACE OF DEATH: Zurich, Switzerland
BEST KNOWN FOR: René Burri was a Swiss photographer known for his photos of major political, historical and cultural events and key figures of the second half of the 20th century.
Burri studied in Zurich, Switzerland at the School of Applied Arts from 1949 to 1953, where he worked under Hans Finsler, Alfred Willimann and Johannes Itten. From 1953 to 1955 he began working as a documentary filmmaker while completing military service. During this time he…
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