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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Burt Glinn

Dates:  1925 - 2008, 9 April
Born:  US, PA, Pittsburgh
Active:  Global
 
  
Freelance travel photography. Represented by Magnum and president between 1972 and 1975 and again in 1987.

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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
 

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Magnum Photos 
http://www.magnumphotos.com ... 
Probably the world‘s most famous photo agency for photojournalists. Use this site to access the portfolios, biographies of the many notable Magnum photographers. Where there are books by the photographers the website frequently includes the photographs used. 
  
 

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Evans, Martin Marix (Executive ed.) 1995 Contemporary Photographers [Third Edition] (St. James Press - An International Thomson Publishing Company) [Expensive reference work but highly informative.] 
  
• International Center of Photography 1999 Reflections in a Glass Eye: Works from the International Center of Photography Collection (New York: A Bulfinch Press Book) p.216-217 [Includes a well written short biography on Burt Glinn with example plate(s) earlier in book.] 
  
 

Useful printed stuff

If there is an analysis of a single photograph or a useful self portrait I will highlight it here.

 
• Maisel, Jay (ed.) 1986 The Most Beautiful Place in the World 
Location Burt Glinn photographed for this book: New Guinea 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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