Introduction: Hannah Charlton (Sunday Times journalist)
1. The history of the image documenting its transformation from revolutionary symbol to commercial icon. With visual timeline. Trisha Ziff
2. Interview with Diana Diaz (Korda's daughter) and Darrell Couturier (Korda's agent) A personal (Cuban) perspective looking at Korda's relationship with his famous image.
3. Che Pop: The influence of the 60s and 70s on the representation of Che Jonathan Green, Director of the UCR/California Museum of Photography.
4. Che and MTV: the commercialization of the image and its intersection with both Che's ideology and Latin American popular culture. Rogelio Villareal, editor and contributing writer for the new cultural journal, Dias Siete.
5. Chesu Christo, Christian iconography in Korda's image. Dr. David Kunzle, Professor of Art History, UCLA
6. The visual icon: the iconic image in art and photography. Brian Wallis, Chief curator and director of exhibitions, International Center of Photography, New York.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
The photograph of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara by Alberto Korda, taken on 5 March 1960, is thought to be the most reproduced image in the history of photography. It has become an icon, symbolising anti-establishment thought and action, as relevant in our fractured world today as it was in the revolutionary and pop idiom of the 1960s.This book brings together photography, posters, film, fine art, clothing and artefacts from the world over to trace Che's transformation from heroic guerilla, through pop celebrity to symbol of radical chic. Korda's "Che" is an ideal abstraction, an icon to be appropriated by counter-culture, in whatever guise. The story of Che has many tellings and here they are brought together in a way that gives new life to the legend. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Santa Fe : Museum of New Mexico Press, [in association with] University of New Mexico Center for Regional Studies, UNM University Libraries, and National Hispanic Cultural Center, c2006.
Book — 188 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm.
Illustrated with 100+ political posters made between 1960 and 1990, this book documents the sociopolitical history of Latin America during a period of intense radicalism and upheaval. Essays by leading Latin American scholars discuss how these icons of popular struggle united the masses and influenced political and social reform. (source: Nielsen Book Data)