Biography

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.

SELECT COLLECTIONS
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
Mexican Council of Photography, Mexico