Rene Burri 1933-2014
Rene Burri A Photographic Master
Swiss photographer René Burri knew when to capture a precise moment. Burri captured some of the most striking and dramatic black and white images ever taken. As a photojournalist Burri traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East. In 1963 his travels took him to Cuba, where he had the opportunity to meet and photograph the revolutionary Che Guevara.
René Burri embraced the development of colour photography, which offered him a different approach, due to the extra layers of tones and the change of emphasis that colour brings. For this post I have chosen three black and white images, which to me sum up Burri photographic expertise. Firstly a portrait of Che Guevara capturing the precise moment, secondly a fantastic perspective image of Sau Paulo in Brazil and thirdly a wonderfully delicate composition taken in Beijing, China.