Undoubtedly one of the most important photographers of our time, René Burri has captured the worlds most iconic and historical moments on film. An early member of the prestigious Magnum Photos since 1955, his documentation of time spent in South America and Cuba have retained hold as renowned images, amongst them portraits of Fidel Castro and Ché Guevara.
Since the beginning of the year, René has been working closely with Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons to create a series of limited papers and t-shirts, developed from their strong mutual admiration. To celebrate his current window installation at Dover Street Market and the release of their collaborative t-shirts, René was in store to sign copies of his monograph ‘Photographs’, published by Phaidon. Taking seat in the Idea Books space at Dover Street Market, René delightfully illustrated each book in delicate watercolour paints for guests.
Check out Joanna Kawecki’s interview with René over at POST NEW.