Burt Glinn’s Cuba


Burt Glinn, Young “guerillero” recently in hiding speaks to his first civilian lady, Havana, Cuba, January 1, 1959

Burt Glinn, Fidel Castro in the town liberated by Ernesto Che Guevara delivering a speech that lasts for hours, Santa Clara, Cuba, January 5, 1959

Burt Glinn, Fidel Castro aboard a military vehicle as he rides into Havana escorted by Cuban Naval officers, Havana, Cuba, January 9, 1959

Burt Glinn, Thousands of supporters flocked in front of the Presidential Palace in Havana to welcome their liberator Fidel Castro and the newly appointed Dr. Manuel Urruti, Havana, Cuba, January 9, 1959

On New Year’s Eve, Magnum photographer Burt Glinn traveled to Cuba to document the overthrow of the dictator Fulgenico Batista by Fidel Castro and other young revolutionaries. Glinn traveled with Castro, photographing his journey and triumphant entry into Havana on January 9, 1959.

See additional images by Burt Glinn and other photographers in the exhibition Cuba in Revolution, now on view at ICP.

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About erinbarnett

Assistant Curator, Collections at the International Center of Photography, New York
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