Alberto Korda

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Alberto Díaz Gutiérrez, better known as Alberto Korda or simply Korda (September 14, 1928 in Havana, Cuba – May 25, 2001 in Paris, France) was a Cuban photographer, remembered for his famous image Guerrillero Heroico of Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara.

Early life

Korda, whose real name was Alberto Díaz Gutiérrez, was born on 14 September 1928 in Havana, Cuba. He got his first taste of photography when he took his father's Kodak 35mm and began taking pictures of his girlfriend. by Stuart Jeffries, The Observer, May 27, 2001Cuba by Korda, by Christopher Loviny and Alessandra Silestri-Levy, Ocean Press, 2006 When he opened his first studio Korda had an opportunity to learn from his mistakes and to stop the yellowing process by using the right chemicals for the correct durations of time. In 1953 Korda opened his first studio with a photographer named Luis Pierce. Initially Korda and Pierce took a variety jobs...
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