René Burri: Bahia, dia todos os santos, 1966
© René Burri
Courtesy Galerie Esther Woerdehoff
René Burri: Impossibles Réminiscences
PARIS • Galerie Esther Woerdehoff • 6 - 23 November 2013
|Legendary Swiss photographer René 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. |
René Burri says : “I have led a double life as a photographer - one in black and white and one in color.”
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, mostly for practical and financial reasons (color will start to appear progressively in newspapers and magazines during the 60’s). Rediscovered today, theses photographs reveal a hidden side to René Burri’s work, created over 50 years.
These images, mostly unknown, where recently published by Phaidon and are on view for the first time in France at the gallery Esther Woerdehoff.
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