René Burri

Swiss photographer (1933-2014)

René Burri (9 April 1933 – 20 October 2014) was a Swiss photographer.[1] He was known for his photos of major political, historical and cultural events and key figures of the second half of the 20th century.

René Burri
René Burri (2010) by Erling Mandelmann.jpg
Born(1933-04-09)9 April 1933
Zurich, Switzerland
Died20 October 2014(2014-10-20) (aged 81)
Zurich, Switzerland

Burri worked for Magnum Photos. He has been photographing political, military and artistic figures and scenes since 1946. He made portraits of Che Guevara and Pablo Picasso as well as iconic pictures of São Paulo and Brasília.

Burri died from a long illness at his home in Zurich, aged 81.[2]


  1.!622383725, Künstler Wurde 81 Jahre Alt
  2. AFP (20 October 2014). "Magnum photographer René Burri dies". The Guardian.

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