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René Burri was a Swiss photographer renown for his images of celebrities and leaders including Pablo Picasso and the leader of the Cuba revolution Che Guevara. René Burri was born in Zurich, Switzerland in the year 1933.

Burri attended the School of the Applied Arts located in Zurich, Switzerland.

For much of his career the artist was under contract with Magnum Photos. Burri became chair of the French division in the early 1980’s.

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Below a great montage of works by René Burri:

René Burri passed away in 2014 at the age of 81 years old.

Burri was a legendary figure in the photo world. Picasso always looks happy and at ease in Burri’s images. Che Guevara was Che. Burri had a great knack for catching people who were not afraid to be themselves in front of a camera.