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Iconic Magnum Photographer René Burri dies at 81

The famous Swiss photographer René Burri left us today, at the age of 81 after a long illness. He leaves behind an important body of work on recent history, which has been published in countless newspapers, journals, magazines, exhibitions and books all over the world. Among his most famous photos are portraits of Che Guevara, Pablo Picasso and Le Corbusier, a breathtaking view into the streets of Sao Paolo and his stories of Cuba and Vietnam. Born in 1933 in Zurich, early on he went to Paris whilst studying with Hans Finsler at the Arts and Crafts school of Zurich. After the premature death of one of founders of Magnum, Werner Bischof in 1954, he became a member of the prestigious photo agency in 1956. His world embracing engagement as a photographer and film maker led him to what became his credo, we all live in ‘one world’.

Silenzi luminosi
che dicono più di quel che tacciono.
Il mondo intero è in quel che diciamo
e tutto illuminato
da quel che omettiamo.

Daniel Pennac

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Elena Chernyshova - Days of Night - Nights of Day (2012-13)

Artist’s statement: 

Days of Night - Nights of Day is about the daily life of the inhabitants of Norilsk, a mining city northernmost of the polar circle with a population of more than 170,000. 

The city, its mines and metallurgical factories were constructed by prisoners of the Gulag. With 60% of the present population involved in the industrial process, this documentary aims to investigate human adaptation to extreme climate, ecological disaster and isolation.

Norilsk is the 7th most polluted city in the world. The average temperature is -10C, reaching lows of -55C in winter, when for two months the city is plunged into polar night. The living conditions of the people of Norilsk are unique, making their plight incomparable.”


Nattlig växt III [Nocturnal plant III], Ola Billgren 
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Nattlig växt III [Nocturnal plant III], Ola Billgren 

Rosamund Pike photographed by Nadav Kander

Rosamund Pike photographed by Nadav Kander

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Seated Girl with Bare Torso and Light Blue Skirt, 1911
Egon Schiele
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Seated Girl with Bare Torso and Light Blue Skirt, 1911

Egon Schiele


Xiao Wen Ju by Angelo Pennetta
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Xiao Wen Ju by Angelo Pennetta

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Imagine how Leo will make his way to the stage once he wins an Oscar and they announce his name

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rosievandoll:

Steve McCurry

Staircase to a dental clinic, India
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mendenlama:

rosievandoll:

Steve McCurry

Staircase to a dental clinic, India