Date: Mon Jun 26 2006 - 12:55:03 EDT
Off-topic, to be sure, but some of you will find this of interest. In solidarity, Jerry Rockland ---------------------------- Original Message ---------------------------- Subject: CUBA BY KORDA NEW FROM OCEAN PRESS From: "Ocean Press" <email@example.com> Date: Sun, June 25, 2006 8:00 pm CUBA BY KORDA First publication of the work of Cuban photographer celebrated for his iconic portrait of Che Guevara If you don’t know his name, you know his photograph — Che staring into the distance like a prophet — that has been reproduced on millions of T-shirts and posters around the world. Korda always said he didn’t mind its use on the ubiquitous revolutionary paraphenalia but finally drew the line in the 1990s when Smirnoff used it for a vodka commercial, which he considered “disrespectful.” Alberto Korda was born Alberto Díaz Gutiérrez in Havana, 1928 — the same year as Ernesto Che Guevara. Their fates were to be entwined as Korda’s portrait of the Argentine became his most famous photograph. Korda was Cuba’s best known photographer of the revolutionary period. He died in Paris in 2001. This book gives an overview of Korda’s extraordinary camerawork, from his first work as a fashion photographer to “The Quixote of the Lamp Post” — a Cuban peasant sitting above a sea of people during a mass rally. It includes other somewhat quirky and less well-known photographs, such as Castro warily eyeing a tiger at the Bronx Zoo and Che Guevara playing golf. The proofstrip of the roll of film from which the famous shot of Che was taken is also reproduced in this book. AVAILABLE NOW ORDER DIRECT FROM OCEAN PRESS for 20% discount www.oceanbooks.com.au <http://www.oceanbooks.com.au/> or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Orders can also be faxed to: 1-212-260 3690 Visa and mastercard credit cards accepted.
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