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Rene Burri; Che Guevara Postcards
by Rene Burri

ISBN: 9780714844145
PUBLISHER: Phaidon Press Ltd
FORMAT: Cards
PAGES: 20
PUBLICATION DATE: 1.08.2004
DIMENSIONS: 144mmX197mmX25mm 286grams

DESCRIPTION:
This uniquely-packaged cigar box contains 20 postcards of the famous revolutionary Che Guevara taken by world-renowned photographer Rene Burri. This series of images of the revolutionary are the most intimate. This cardbox will be published one month after the publication of Rene Burri Photographs (January 2004) on the occasion of the launch of this stunning career retrospective featuring over 400 duotone photographs. Famous photographer and member of the prestigious photo agency Magnum, Rene Burri captured the famous revolutionary on film during an interview for the American illustrated magazine Look in January 1963. The interview between Che Guevara and journalist Laura Berquist was a battle of ideologies as Che tried to convince his US interviewer of the successes of the Cuban revolution. Burri's powerful images capture Che Guevara as a complex and intense figure: in several postcards we see him in repose at his desk in front of closed blinds which he demanded remain shut; in another postcard, we see him pacing the office in combat dress; another postcard features a contact sheet showing Che in debate. Also featured are sequences of images showing him by turns thoughtful, emotional, amused, tentative and always fully aware. The selection of postcards also includes Burri's iconic image of Che Guevara smoking a cigar which has been extensively reproduced on posters and t-shirts worldwide (row 3, column 1 in Sales Catalogue)

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