Photo by Burt Glinn / Magnum Photos.
11” x 14” silver gelatin print; estate stamp on recto.
Part of a special New York collection of Magnum Photos offered for a limited time through The New York Times. Each photograph is a museum-quality print with an estate stamp.
This black and white print is made from negative film and printed on to photographic paper. (A suspension of silver salts in gelatin is coated onto acetate film or fiber-based or resin coated paper.)
Magnum Photos is the home of the world’s leading photographers. An artist’s cooperative since 1947, it maintains its original values of uncompromising excellence, truth, respect and independence, representing an idiosyncratic mix of journalist, artist and storyteller. From the only photographs of the D-Day landings to surrealist portraits of Salvador Dali and documents of contemporary American life, the Magnum archive is a living library of 600,000 images and iconic moments of the 20th and 21st centuries. The work of Magnum’s photographers is highly sought after and collected by individuals and institutions around the world.
Burt Glinn was born in 1925 in Pittsburgh. From 1949 to 1950, Glinn worked for Life magazine before becoming a freelancer. Glinn became an associate member of Magnum in 1951, along with Eve Arnold and Dennis Stock, and a full member in 1954. He made his mark with spectacular color series on the South Seas, Japan, Russia, Mexico and California. In collaboration with the writer Laurens van der Post, Glinn published “A Portrait of All the Russias” and “A Portrait of Japan.”
His reportages have appeared in Esquire, Geo, Travel and Leisure, Fortune, Life and Paris-Match. He has covered the Sinai War, the U.S. Marine invasion of Lebanon, and Fidel Castro’s takeover of Cuba. Glinn is one of Magnum’s great corporate and advertising photographers and 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. He was president of Magnum between 1972 and 1975, and was re-elected to the post in 1987.