The Many Faces of Che Guevera

Ernesto “Che” Guevara,  also known as El Che, was born in Argentina and later became one of the main forces behind the Cuban Revolution. Well-loved and revered by the Cuban people, images of Che appear everywhere in Cuba. His image has become a counter-cultural symbol of rebellion, idealism, and political awareness.

Most of these images are based on graphic representations from the famous image of an intense-looking Guevera that was taken by Cuban photographer Alberto Korda. It was captured on March 5, 1960, in Havana, Cuba, at a memorial service for victims of the La Coubre explosion. Credited as the world’s most famous photo, versions of it have been painted, printed, digitized, or sculpted so many times that the photo has been reproduced more than any other image in photography.

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