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Photographer René Burri dies

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René Burri: Impossible Reminiscences

27 September 2012

As a world-renowned photojournalist and celebrated member of Magnum photo agency, René Burri’s photographs have had a huge influence on our visual understanding of the major political and cultural events of the second half of the twentieth century.

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René Burri, Photographer of Picasso and Che Guevara, Dead at 81

Updated Oct. 20, 2014. 3.30 EST.

Magnum photographer René Burri has died aged 81. Burri — who began working with Magnum as an associate in 1955 before becoming a full member in 1959 — is best known for his portraits of Che Guevara, Picasso and Le Corbusier. 218 more words

The Backstory


Aprendimos a quererte
Desde la histórica altura
Donde el sol de tu bravura
Le puso un cerco a la muerte.

Aquí se queda la clara, 34 more words


Radikal Readings: The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey

Ernesto “Che” Guevara the man is hard to separate from the revolutionary icon he became. Yet The Motorcycle Diaries attempts to do that as the man himself writes notes from the journey through Latin America that forever changed his life. 249 more words


Axby Stories: How videogames broadened my political awareness

Finally, part 3 of what was initially only meant to be one article on how Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker led to me reading Che Guevara in depth, something that my time at university only got me to read at most the required chapters. 1,026 more words


The Upright Man: Captain Thomas Sankara

Twenty-seven years ago, on October 15, during a staff meeting, a rogue military gang, either led or ordered by Blaise CompaoréThomas Sankara‘s close friend, ally and trusted comrade, assassinated the young Pan Africansist icon and anti-imperialism revolutionary, … 2,609 more words

Steve Biko

A Brand You Can't Trust

Well we’re straight up going political on this mother nugget, no holds barred, let’s go right in there and cut to the core of the issue, the rotten one. 1,118 more words

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