“Shadows in São Paulo.”

23mag-23onphotography-t_ca1-master1050René Burri’s original photo from São Paulo in 1960. Credit René Burri/Magnum Photos
Are they gangsters? Are they bankers?
There are certain photographs that seem to have been pulled out of the world of dreams. ‘‘Men on a Rooftop,’’ by the Swiss photographer René Burri (1933–2014), is one such picture.
The photograph, taken in São Paulo in 1960, shows four men on a rooftop, seen from the vantage point of an even higher building.
Far below them, stark in black and white, are tram lines and cars, and tiny pedestrians so perfectly matched with their long shadows that they look like miniaturized sculptures by Giacometti.
Read on via Shadows in São Paulo – The New York Times

Please Leave A Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s