Che Guevara, El Che, or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, politician, guerrilla leader and whole bunch of other stuff hard to pronounce. After his death, his stylized image became an ubiquitous counter-cultural symbol worldwide, which you probably saw on some “rebellious” teenager’s T-shirt. There is a big chance you even have some sort of outwear with this symbol. I never had time to study Che Guevara’s background, but you may do so by visiting his biography on wikipedia. My opinion was that this young lad become famous mostly because of his looks and the famous stylized portrait. There is a chance if he hadn’t been executed as a young person, he would be nothing more than Fidel Castro’s partner in politics. Don’t take me for granted, it’s just my uneducated view. I’m really interested to hear your standings. Still, I have to admit that Alberto Korda’s photograph of him entitled “Guerrillero Heroico” (shown as inverted negative on the left), which was also declared “the most famous photograph in the world” is really awesome. I just don’t understand why many young people, punkers, rebels without the cause, emo’s etc. wear Che-badges. Isn’t this too stereotype? Oh, almost forgot: to see the illusion, stare at the center of the image for a minute or so, and then look away at the white surface. You should see the negative almost immediately. If you blink repeatedly, the effect should be even better. More afterimages can be found here. HASTA LA VICTORIA SIEMPRE!
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