Andy Warhol with Edie Sedgwick and Chuck Wein, New York, 1965 Burt Glinn
USA. New York City. View of Lower Manhattan from the Staten Island Ferry, 1951 Burt Glinn


(1925 - 2008)

Burt Glinn has been one of the most prolific photographers of the postwar period. His wide range of political and cultural interests and his consistent ability to obtain excellent photographs for any assignment have earned him the moniker “editor’s photographer.” Burt Glinn in 1951, along with Eve Arnold and Dennis Stock, was among the first Americans to join the famous Magnum photo agency founded by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, George Rodger, and Chim (David Seymour).

Considered to be among the most versatile and technically brilliant, Glinn is thought to be one of Magnum’s great corporate and advertising photographers. He has received numerous awards for his editorial and commercial photography, including the Best Book of Photographic Reporting from Abroad from the Overseas Press Club and the Best Print Ad of the Year from the Art Directors Club of New York. His reportages have appeared in Esquire, Geo, Travel and Leisure, Fortune, Life, Newsweek, and Paris-Match. He has covered the Sinai War, the US Marine invasion of Lebanon, and Fidel Castro’s takeover of Cuba. He made his mark with spectacular color series on the South Seas, Japan, Russia, Mexico and California. Although Glinn claimed to be much less fond of technique than he was of good subject matter, his vibrant color work proves that his formal acuity was equal to his obvious versatility.