The most iconic political image

What can it be? When you think about it, it can be only one thing: the photograph of ‘Che’ Guevara taken by Alberto ‘Korda’ Diaz on 5 March 1960. This afternoon, I went to the Victoria & Albert Museum in central London to see an exhibition built entirely around this image. How the picture was taken is itself an interesting story.
My wife Vee has a special affection for Guevara for a reason that you would never guess. ‘Che’ suffered from asthma. So did Vee’s brother – and in fact he died of it when he was just 21 in the arms of their mother on her birthday.

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