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Che Guevara

Revolutionary and Icon

California Museum of Photography

June 7 - August 28, 2006

Opening Reception

Wednesday, June 7, 2006, 7pm

Currently on tour in London, at the Victoria and Albert Museum South Kensington, the exhibition focuses on the portrait of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Guerrillo Heroico, photographed by Alberto Díaz Korda on March 5, 1960, is considered to be the most reproduced image in the history of photography. It has come to symbolize anti-establishment thought and action. Its political power has maintained its currency from 1968 to the present conflicts in the Middle East. It has reverberated from the cold war to our post-colonial reality. It is an image which has inspired sophisticated art yet its iconic silhouette is immediately recognizable. Exhibition information, time and essays may be obtained at: http://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/future_exhibs/che_guevara/index.html or Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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