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Oleg Moiseyenko's Stock Photography | all galleries >> masters >> Various Masters > Alberto Korda /1928-2001/: Guerrillero Heroico, 1960
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Alberto Korda /1928-2001/: Guerrillero Heroico, 1960

Alberto Korda /1928-2001/: Guerrillero Heroico, 1960

Photo of the Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara. It was taken on March 5, 1960, in Havana, Cuba, at a memorial service for victims of the La Coubre explosion. The photo was not published internationally until seven years later. Korda has said that at the moment he shot the picture, he was drawn to Guevara's facial expression, which showed "absolute implacability" as well as anger and pain. Years later, Korda would say that the photo showed Che's firm and stoic character. Guevara was 31 at the time the photo was taken.


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