Cuba By Korda is the first publication of the work of the Cuban photographer celebrated for taking the most famous photograph of the 20th century - his iconic portrait of Che Guevara. The photograph - Che gazing into the distance like a prophet - has been reproduced on countless t-shirts and posters around the world.
Originally published in France, this book gives an overview of Korda's extraordinary camerawork, from his first fashion photography to 'Don Quixote of the Lamp Post' - a Cuban peasant sitting high above a sea of people during a rally. It includes other striking, sometimes quirky, and lesser-known photographs, such as Fidel Castro warily eyeing a tiger at the Bronx zoo; Che Guevara playing golf; Fidel Castro and Nikita Khruschev throwing snowballs at each other; Hemingway in Cuba; and Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir in conversation with Che.
Alberto Korda was born Alberto Diaz Gutierrez in Havana in 1928 - the same year as Ernesto Che Guevara. Their fates were to be entwined as Korda's portrait of the Argentine revolutionary became his most famous photograph. Korda was Cuba's best-known photographer of the revolutionary period. He died while visiting in Paris in 2001.
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Cuba by Korda - Alberto Korda
- Author: Alberto Korda
- Product Code: 9781920888640
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