Friday, May 8, 2009

Che Lives!

I filed a report this week that aired on the new CNN International show called "Connect the World" about a new book about Argentine revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara. The book, "Che's Afterlife: The Legacy of an Image" by Michael Casey examines the iconic image of Che taken by Cuban photographer Alberto Korda in Havana on March 5, 1960 (see above). As I write in an accompanying article on, these days the image is used by "communists and capitalists, Marxists and marketers" to sell ideas. It's a fascinating premise, and the book is a good read. Check it out.

Photo courtesy of Alberto Korda.


Maya said...

Both pieces you did on Michael Casey and his book are great, Brian! It's a fascinating topic and I'm delighted to see that the book is already doing well. Cheers to expat writers!

Brian Byrnes said...

Thanks, Maya. Hope your book is a success too!