Monday, August 15, 2005

Che by Alberto Korba

This famous image of Che Guevara was taken by photographer, Alberto Korba (1929 - 2001). At the time Korba was Fidel Castro’s personal photographer. He received no profits from this famous photograph, though it has been used many times during tributes to Guevara.

In 2002, however, he sued Smirnoff for using Che’s famous por-trait in an ad campaign, citing its disrespect for the fallen coman-dante’s noble life and tragic death. Korba settled out of court for $50,000; every cent went to fund the Cuban medical system.

Maryland Institute of Art has called this "the most famous photo-graph in the world and a symbol of the 20th century."

A motion picture about the life of Che Guevara will be tentatively released in 2006, with Benicio del Toro, hand chosen by Guevara’s widow, playing the role of El Comandante Che Guevara.


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