Elliott Erwitt

Che Guevera. Havana, Cuba, 1964

Multiple sizes available

Erwitt first went to Cuba in 1964 in the wake of the revolution. He arrived in Havana with a Canadian film crew ‘not so much to photograph Cuba but to photograph the leaders who had recently overturned the government’. He captured Fidel Castro and Che Guevara in repose, smoking and joking, and out on the streets swaggering like rock stars in front of adoring crowds.Castro, says Erwitt, ‘was quite flexible and quite friendly. Che was a little bit more reserved.’ Guevara gave him a box of cigars. ‘I did not bring them to the States because it was against the rules. That’s my big regret.’


Gelatin silver print
Open edition
Archival signature label

11 x 14 in / 28 x 36 cm
16 x 20 in / 40 x 50 cm
20 x 24 in / 50 x 60 cm
30 x 40 in / 76 x 102 cm


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