Che Guevara's Face: How a Cuban Photographer's Image Became a Cultural Icon

Che Guevara s Face How a Cuban Photographer s Image Became a Cultural Icon What has been called the most famous photograph in the world and a symbol of the th century began as a spur of the moment snapshot by a Cuban photographer Alberto Korda transformed a simple photo

  • Title: Che Guevara's Face: How a Cuban Photographer's Image Became a Cultural Icon
  • Author: Danielle Smith-llera
  • ISBN: 9780756554408
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What has been called the most famous photograph in the world, and a symbol of the 20th century, began as a spur of the moment snapshot by a Cuban photographer Alberto Korda transformed a simple photo into a world famous portrait of a larger than life revolutionary Korda s 1960 photo of Che Guevara s defiant face has traveled the world in many forms It shows up whereverWhat has been called the most famous photograph in the world, and a symbol of the 20th century, began as a spur of the moment snapshot by a Cuban photographer Alberto Korda transformed a simple photo into a world famous portrait of a larger than life revolutionary Korda s 1960 photo of Che Guevara s defiant face has traveled the world in many forms It shows up wherever people struggle for freedom and human rights And in the 21st century, the controversial photo continues to inspire, entertain, and even infuriate.

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    1. One of the latest in the Captured History series, this book focuses on the story and cultural impact of this famous photograph. The teenaged RATM fan in me decided to pick this one up before any of the other new books in the shipment. I learned a lot about Guevara, Castro, and Cuba that I did not necessarily know previously (or maybe forgot). I love how the Captured History collection focuses not only on the history of the picture but on the photographer who captured the moment as well.

    2. Reviews the history of the photograph of Che Guevara's face that has become a cultural icon. Smith-Ilera gives the context from that immediate moment, explaining what Guevara was reacting to, and then goes into the Cuban history that led up to that moment. From there, the book returns to the image and how it was adopted for various contexts. She also reviews the legal history of the image, and how the photographer, Alberto Korda, did not restrict its use. Readers will learn a bit about the vario [...]

    3. Explore the history of Cuba, Castro, Korda, and Guevara through the journey of an iconic photograph of a revolutionary (Guevara) that was protected and honored over time by a loyal photographer (Korda), his family and Guevara's family. The photograph took on an international life of its own.

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