Alberto Korda (Cuba 1928 - Cuba 2001)


About

Alberto Díaz Gutiérrez (1928–2001), otherwise known as Korda and best known for his image of Che Guevera, was the accompanying photographer to Fidel Castro for ten years, the auteur of several of the most iconic images of the Cuban Revolution, and the most versatile Cuban photographer of his generation.

Born the son of a railway worker and a housewife in Havana, Cuba, Alberto Korda went on to photograph such important historical figures and luminaries as Nikita Khrushchev, Simone de Beauvoir, and Jean-Paul Sartre, and was awarded the Cuban ”Palma de Plata” in 1959 and the National Culture Distinction, Ministry of Culture, Cuba in 1994. The work of Alberto Korda may be found in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Center for Cuban Studies, New York, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina; The International Art Heritage Foundation; Maison de la Culture de la Seine Saint-Denis, Paris, France; and Mexican Council of Photography, Mexico, among others.

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