Having practiced photography from teenage hood, Burt Glinn joined Life magazine, in 1949, as an assistant to most of the staff. Thus he encountered Robert Capa and Alfred Eisenstaedt and was introduced to the Magnum agency which he joined in 1951. Throughout his long career, the American photographer captured numerous legendary images that have shaped the way we look at History, should they be cultural, social or political, from the Sinai war to Bobby Kennedy’s presidential campaign and to Eton school’s pupils. He was the author of iconic portraits of Sammy Davis Jr leaning, exhausted against a hotel window as well as that of Andy Warhol, Chuck Wein and Edie Sedgwick surfacing from a Manhattan manhole. However, the image that mostly summarizes Burt Glinn’s ability to seize the moment is his rear-view portrait of Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev facing the monumental sculpture of Abraham Lincoln as if it was looking upon him from safe-distance: no better symbol could have illustrated the Cold War.