‘Che’, described as a ‘guerrilla hero’, appears in a black beret with his face looking out, in a photograph taken by Alberto Korda on March 5, 1960. Guevara, 31 years old at that time, was attending a funeral for victims of an explosion at Coubre. The photo was published seven years later.
The Art Institute of Maryland (USA) has called it ‘the most famous photo and graphic icon of the twentieth century’. Indeed, this photograph has been reproduced many times around the world and is considered one of the ten greatest photographic portraits of all time.
It is a universal symbol of rebellion for human principles against social injustice.