Che Guevara. Photographs of the Revolution from the Skrein Photo Collection

The Cuban Revolution was not only an extraordinary political moment, but also the first “media event” in the contemporary sense of the term. Photographers from Cuba and abroad travelled to Havana to document the events and, with their images, caused an enormous echo. The most famous testimony of this is Alberto Korda’s portrait of Che Guevara, which, as a photographic icon, has become part of the collective and universal visual memory of mankind.

From 10 November 2013 through 10 January 2014, the Michael Horbach Foundation presented approximately 100 selected photographs from the collection of the Viennese photographer Christian Skrein, who has brought together more than 4,500 visual documents of the Revolution. Following venues in the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Museum of Modern Art in Salzburg, images from the collection were presented for the first time ever in Germany.

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication, edited by Christian Skrein, on the cultural and historical reception of the Revolution. The book can be purchased at the Horbach Foundation and in selected bookstores:

Christian Skrein (ed.)
Revolution in Kuba. Fotografien 1953-1968.
144 pages, 127 b/w photographs, hardcover, ISBN: 978-3-99027-049-3
Format: 23.5 x 28 cm
28 Euro

Additional information can be found on the website of the publisher Jung und Jung.