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Works of Radical Imagination

Alberto Korda


Alberto Korda (born Alberto Díaz Gutiérrez in Havana in 1928, the same year as Che) was Cuba’s best known fashion photographer, and discovered several of Cuba’s best known fashion models, paragons of beauty whom he photographed and in this way introduced a vision of Cuban glamour and stylishness. Then came the Cuban Revolutionary War, and from his Havana studio Korda become Cuba’s best known photographer of the revolutionary period. Many of the iconic photographs of the new Cuba were taken by Korda, including the one of Che that captured his revolutionary spirit in such an extraordinarily natural and powerful way that it still stands as the iconic visual manifestation of revolutionary defiance. 
Christophe Loviny is a French writer and photographer, and author of Che: The Photobiography of Che Guevara
Alessandra Silvestri-Lévy is an Italo-Brazilian art writer and curator and former International Executive Director for the Brazilian Cinema Foundation.
Jaime Sarusky was a highly regarded Cuban writer and journalist, and winner in 2004 of the National Prize for Literature (Cuba).
Translator Nic Maclellan is a journalist specializing in the decolonization of the Pacific Islands, and specifically British nuclear weapons policy as it played out in the Pacific Ocean.