The Cuban Revolution, through the lens of Burt Glinn
…and the Argentine-born guerrilla leader became one of the most famous faces in history, helped by generations of students, who tacked the famous image of ‘Che’ to their bedroom walls (apparently ignoring the vicious regime that he and Fidel Castro later inflicted on the people of Cuba). But while that one iconic image of Che lives on in the mind, these remarkable pictures – taken by photographer Burt Glinn – reveal the genuine euphoria that enveloped Havana when Batista’s brutal rule came to an end. You can see them at the Serena Morton Gallery in North Kensington, London, until 28 November.
Photos: Burt Glinn/Magnum Photos