Alberto Korda’s Leica sold for $20,340

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Alberto Korda’s Leica sold for $20,340 at Catawiki. It is “likely” that Alberto Korda used that camera to capture the famous portrait of Che Guevara in 1960 – the photo was cited by the Maryland Institute College of Art as “the most famous photograph in the world“.

From the auction description:

My father, Alberto Korda, was one of the few cuban photojournalists responsible for capturing the world’s attention with the Cuban Revolution Propaganda. He followed the Cuban leaders around and became Fidel Castro’s personal photographer for more than a decade (request from Fidel Castro, who was one of his admirers). My father’s passion and exceptional skills as a photographer made every event of the revolution a magnificent moment, a genuine representation of an era of changes and beauty.

This camera was one of the favorite cameras of my father. My father actively used this camera in the fifties and sixties and kept it the rest of his life. That’s why it’s likely that my father took with this camera one of the world’s most famous photo’s ever made. The iconic image of the freedom fighter Che Guevara.

Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and provenance from Dante Korda.

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