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Biography by Brandi Leigh - November He worked a series of odd jobs as a teenager, and finally stumbled upon as job as a photographers assistant.
He became passionate about photography and began to dabble in it on his own. Korda had two main passions in life: However his true passion for women showed through as he chased after the young up and coming models.
He managed to find a regular place for his fashion photography in Havana Weekly, making him Cubas first fashion photographer.
When the revolution began in Cuba, a newly formed paper called the Revolution was created. The newspaper was different from others at the time, with huge bold titles and lots of photographs detailing all events of the uprising in Cuba.
After that trip, he began to accompany Castro all over Cuba as well as on his trips overseas to the Soviet Union. He remained Castros personal photographer for 10 years. Korda thought very highly of Castro, and the two became good friends over the years.
He was able to photograph various shots of Castro and Che Guevara, playing golf together, fishing, and even some of Castro spear fishing. Korda is most famous for his photo of Che Guevara a student of medicine and young revolutionary who had joined Castros revolutionary 26th of July movement.
The photo was taken after a Belgian transport exploded in Havana harbour and killed people. After the memorial service Fidel came to give a speech.
After the memorial service, the photos of Fidel, Che and the events of the day were developed back at the journal and a few were selected to be published. Then in earlya stranger came knocking.
The stranger happened to be Italian publisher Gianfranco Feltrinelli who was looking for a portrait of Che, so Korda gave him two copies of the print as gift. In October of that same year, Che was executed by the Bolivian army.
Feltrinelli became very rich off of this photo, however Korda never received any royalties or money for taking what is considered the worlds most published photograph.
It was really coincidence, pure luck. Korda's other memorable photos include shots of the victorious rebels arriving in Havana and Quixote of the Lamp Post, which shows a Cuban man sitting on a lamp post in a sea of people listening to a Castro speech.
Korda received many awards for his photography, including best photographer of the year by Revolution from to From toKorda focused mainly on underwater photography. During this time he explored the depths around Cuba, and is said to have left behind an archive of images of practically all underwater creatures that live around the island.
There have been many exhibitions of his work: Italy inHavana in and Chicago in Korda passed away in May of a heart attack at the age of 72 while at a show in Paris, France. He will never be forgotten.
Korda's advice to aspiring young photographers: With any four-dollar camera, you can capture the best picture.This Website is Best Viewed Using Firefox. The Photographer behind the Face of Ernesto Che Guevara. See also: The History of Photography as a Fine Art Biography by Brandi Leigh - .
Che Guevara, byname of Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, (born June 14, , Rosario, Argentina—died October 9, , La Higuera, Bolivia), theoretician and tactician of guerrilla warfare, prominent communist figure in the Cuban Revolution (–59), and guerrilla leader in South arteensevilla.com his execution by the Bolivian army, he was regarded as a martyred hero by generations of leftists.
Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, known as Che Guevara, was born on 14 June in Rosario, Argentina into a middle-class family. He studied medicine at Buenos Aires University and during this time. In terms of a (loose) description, part one of this two part series covers Ernesto Che Guevara's travels, alongside Fidel Castro, from Mexico to Cuba and his rise, organizing and leading his fighters, finally culminating in Castro's seizure of power in Cuba from Fulgencio Batista.
Che Guevara was a Marxist revolutionary who later became a pop cultural hero.
Learn more at arteensevilla.com Che Guevara was a Marxist revolutionary allied with Fidel Castro during the . Ernesto Guevara de la Serna () was an Argentine physician and revolutionary who played a key role in the Cuban Revolution.
He also served in the government of Cuba after the communist takeover before leaving Cuba to try and stir up rebellions in Africa and South America.