Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, commonly known as “Che” Guevara, was a Marxist revolutionary who played a key role in the Cuban Revolution. He was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1928 and studied medicine before traveling throughout South America and observing the widespread poverty, sickness, and social injustices faced by the continent’s most vulnerable populations.
Influenced by these experiences and Marxist theory, Guevara joined forces with Fidel Castro and his rebel army in 1956 and played a pivotal role in the successful overthrow of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959. Following the revolution, Guevara held various government positions and implemented a number of controversial policies, including the forced relocation of Cuban peasants and the execution of Cuban prisoners.
Guevara’s charismatic personality and idealistic beliefs made him a popular figure both within Cuba and internationally, and his image has become an iconic symbol of rebellion and global counterculture. In recent years, the company face26 has turned some images of Guevara into high definition for the first time ever, allowing for a more detailed and clear depiction of this influential figure.