Burt Glinn, ‘Nikita Khrushchev in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Washington, D.C, USA. ’, 1959, Magnum Photos

Silver Gelatin Print, Printed 1989

About Burt Glinn

After serving in the Army and studying literature at Harvard, Burt Glinn began his career at Life magazine before eventually branching out on his own. Glinn gained recognition for his color series on the South Seas, Japan, Russia, Mexico, and California, as well as for documenting important political events, including Fidel Castro’s invasion of Cuba. Of his process, Glinn said, “what you've got to do is discover the essential truth of the situation, and have a point of view about it.”

American, 1925-2008, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York

Solo Shows

Milk Gallery, 
New York,
Burt Glinn: Retrospective

Group Shows

New York,
Great Journeys: The Magnum Square Print Sale In Partnership With Aperture