Burt Glinn • Photographer Profile • Magnum Photos

A Portrait of Japan • Burt Glinn • Magnum Photos

“Your job is to discover, not to invent, nor to work with a preconceived notion of what you are going to discover” wrote Burt Glinn, recounting a piece of advice he was given by Henri Cartier-Bresson at the start of his career. One of Magnum’s earliest members, Glinn was vocal about the profound influence the agency’s unique and innovative approach to photojournalism had on his practice. “What a lot of us at Magnum were doing was not abandoning story structure altogether, but making good pictures in a more individual way and building stories around our own insights and discoveries – an approach to the story I found more dynamic,” he stated.