The Photography of René Burri

René Burri was a Swiss photographer known for his photos of cultural events. He proposed to photograph the inauguration of the Swiss architect's chapel at Ronchamp for the Zurich-based magazine Weltwoche (1).

 René Burri. Inauguration of the Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut, built by Le Corbusier, Ronchamp, France 1955. Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper. Image: 346 x 524 mm

René Burri. Inauguration of the Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut, built by Le Corbusier, Ronchamp, France 1955. Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper. Image: 346 x 524 mm

(1) Daniel Maudlin, Marcel Vellinga. Consuming Architecture: On the occupation, appropriation and interpretation of buildings, 2014. Routledge.