The picture Guerrillero Heroico ("heroic guerrilla fighter ") shows the revolutionary Che Guevara in a pensive pose with a beret on his head and has been called "the most famous photography in the world and symbol of the 20th century" by the Maryland Institute of Art. The original version is a photo of Alberto Korda , the March 5, 1960 in Havana ( Cuba was included).
A better-known version of the photo is an image section that focuses only on Che's face as a motif and serves as a template for the most famous version of the photo: a three-color version of the image section alienated by the Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick , which is predominantly in black and white red background world a print of T-shirts , flags , posters , button , Tattoo is used motif so.
The communist Italian publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli brought the picture with him from Cuba and was the first to distribute it in Europe. Feltrinelli received the reproduction rights to the photo from Korda, who waived any royalties. Illustrators at the Milan-based Feltrinelli publishing house then worked on Korda's original image by stretching it up by a sixth. This made Che Guevara's face, which was puffy from taking cortisone due to his asthma , appear narrower.
Contact sheet of the film roll with the picture
Plaza Che in Bogotá
The picture on a jacket in combination with the red star