#3 A symbol of the revolution
The most famous photo of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, this picture has been reproduced millions of times not only in magazines or on the web, but in clothing, graffiti, stencils and decals. It was taken in 1960 in Havana by photographer Alberto Korda during a memorial to the victims of La Coubre's explosion, a French ship that that was docked in Havana's harbour unloading its freight. In the picture, Guevara's gaze seems fixed in a distant horizon, and he's wearing his classic black beret with its lopsided five pointed star. The image didn't become famous until seven years after this revolutionary leader's death, when the Italian editor Giangiacomo Fentrinelli got a hold of the rights to publish the "The Bolivian Diary of Ernesto Che Guevara" and printed the image on a large poster to promote the book. The famous facial caricature was created by Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick, who first waived his copyright to the image to allow for students and revolutionary movements to use it. After decades of "misuse" by large corporations and advertisers, Fitzpatrick tried to re-invoke his rights to the icon.