Monday, January 5, 2009
Photos that Changed the World / Che by Alberto Korda
The the iconic image of Che Guevara was created in March 5, 1960 at a memorial service for victims of the La Coubre explosion. Today a worldwide symbol of revolution and rebellion seen in T-shirts, Smirnoff Vodka ads, record sleeves and so on. Why, even in Chennai, South India ( far away from the Cuban revolution!) , in a local election propoganda ( with a local politician dressed in army fatigues including the star / cap!!).
Taken by Alberto Korda, a cuban photographer using a Leica M2 with a 90 mm lens, loaded with Kodak film. Check his other works at http://www.blythe.org/korda/.