Paris: Che Guevara’s Photography at the Barrio Latino

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Photograph by Baby Skinz
Photograph by Baby Skinz

Just in time for the spring strike season, Paris is celebrating the work of one of the most notorious revolutionaries in modern history, Ernesto “Che” Guevara. You’ve already seen the t-shirts, watched The Motorcycle Diaries and probably seen a likeness of the revolutionary’s face too many times to count.

Few, however, have viewed the photographic oeuvre of Ernesto Guevara. Marking the anniversary of Guevara’s controversial death is a Paris exhibit devoted to his photography. Organized by Guevara’s oldest son Camilo, the work chronicles his life as a photographer and revolutionary, and includes work from the 1955 Pan-American games in Mexico to a self-portrait taken shortly before El Che’s death.

“Le Che photographe” will show at the Barrio Latino, 46 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, until May 7.

About the author

Enchanted by maps at a young age, Michael's first voyages were of the unglamourous variety (think Florida, Subarus, and talking mice). It was in an Australian hostel, while sleeping on a bare mattress, that he discovered the value of quality budget travel. Following a six month sejour on Australia's Sunshine Coast, Michael finished his studies at Hunter College in New York and moved to Paris. In Paris, Mike edits and writes for The Paris Times and checks out cheap sleeps for EuroCheapo. When not walking the streets of Paris pretending to be Ernest Hemingway, Michael enjoys penning short stories and playing the didjeridoo.

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