Deena Stryker Photographs

Approximately 1,850 photographs shot in Cuba between 1963 and 1964 and processed by Alberto Korda on the island.More »

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Guests on presidential grandstand during military parade 1092513-R4-E402
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Fidel Castro and Armando Acosta in Havana street 1092513-R3-E331
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Woman watching military parade 1092531-R3-E429
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Close-up of Fidel Castro at military parade 1092531-R3-E448
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Downtown Havana 1092513-R4-E438

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The Deena Stryker Photographs collection contains photographs and related materials generated by the journalist, then known as Deena Boyer, during two trips to Cuba between July 1963 and July 1964. It was during her second trip to the island from December 1963 to July 1964 that she interviewed and photographed Fidel and Raúl Castro as well as other major figures in the Cuban Revolution, including Juan Almeida Bosque, Ernesto "Ché" Guevara, Armando Hart Dávalos, Celia Sánchez Manduley, Ramiro Valdés Menéndez, and others. In addition to images of key members of the Castro government at work and relaxing, the collection documents everyday life in Havana and in rural Cuba, focusing on farms, development projects, and schools. Alberto Korda processed all of Stryker's original 35mm negatives in Cuba creating contact sheets and a few small prints. However only the 35mm negatives have been digitized to date.

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