Sunday, 7 March 2010

Cultural Sunday

The 50th anniversary of Alberto Korda's iconic image of Che Guevara has not gone unnoticed. This one photograph has grown a life of its own, overshadowing both the career of its maker and all other views of its subject. Having graced millions of t-shirts, it has also been adapted and reproduced in a multitude of different ways, which even formed the focus of an exihibition at London's V&A museum and resulted in this book.

Mas de 35,000 euros por las fotos de la revolucion de Cuba (El Pais, h/t IKN)
A certain famous photo turns 50 (News of the Restless)

The BBC also has a report on controversy surrounding Peruvian film The Milk of Sorrow (La teta asustada) which is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.

Peru's hard-hitting Oscar film hope divides opinion (BBC)

Finally, via PeruFotoLibre, a video clip from a documentary about Peruvian photographer Martin Chambi. Sadly the film itself seems to be unavailable.

Martin Chambi and the Heirs of the Incas (PeruFotoLibre)

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