René Burri

Explosions of Sight

Editor Les Éditions Noir sur Blanc (FR)/ Scheidegger & Spiess (EN, DE)
Publication date 2020
Dimensions 21 × 27.2 cm
Number of pages 240
ISBN 978-3-85881-845-4
Price CHF 49.- / EUR 48.-

René Burri, Explosions of Sight provides never-before- seen insights into the worldfamous Magnum photo journalist’s life and work. Beyond the iconic images that gained him international renown, the many different facets of René Burri’s oeuvre are represented here: black-and-white and colour photographs, films and book designs, along with entries from his notebooks, collages, drawings and watercolours. The result of extensive research and the cataloguing of Burri’s photographic archive carried out by the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne since 2013, this book is an intimate portrait of a brilliant, perpetually creating mind, revealing the diversity and richness of his perspective on the world. René Burri emerges as a photographer both modern and inventive, determined and mischievous, curious and generous – a rebel and a poet.

Edited by Mélanie Bétrisey and Marc Donnadieu.

With a preface by Tatyana Franck. With the contributions from Clara Bouveresse, Julie Enckell Julliard, Daniel Bischof, Hans-Michael Koetzle, Bernard Plossu and Werner Jeker.

This book accompanies the eponymous exhibition presented at Photo Elysée from January 29 to May 3, 2020.

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