Rare photos of Che go on display

Update: October, 06/2017 - 09:18
In action: A rare photo of Cuban revolutionary leader Che Guevarra, one of many on display at an exhibition in Hà Nội. — Photo courtesy of Vietnam News Agency
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — A photo exhibition featuring the life and career of Cuban revolutionary leader Che Guevarra will start tomorrow at the National for News located in Lý Thường Kiệt Street, Hà Nội.

The exhibition, entitled Che – Constructor, aims to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Guevarra’s death by paying tribute to the guerilla hero and demonstrating the affection of the Vietnamese to the Cuban revolutionary leader. Guevarra wholeheartedly supported Việt Nam in the fight for its national unification.

The exhibition has been arrrnaged by Vietnam News Agency, Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Association and the Prensa Latina bureau in Việt Nam.

The exhibition displays 30 photos of Che from 1959 to 1965 captured by photographic jounalists from Prensa Latina, the Latin American News Agency. The photos are being put on show to the public for the first time.

The originals are preserved in archives of Presan Latina in La Habana, Cuba.

"To Vietnamese, Che was known as a courageous soldier fighting for national freedom, a talented politician who defended the justice and true values of internationalism and peoples’ freedom,” said Nguyễn Đức Lợi, director of Vietnam News Agency.

“The photos will offer visitors an impressive collection of  a pro-active, enthusiastic, modest, and creative person who was also a warrior," he added.

The exhibition will run until next Friday.

Che Guevara was born in Argentina in June 14, 1928. He joined the revolutionary movement initiated by Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Following the Cuban Revolution, he performed a number of key roles in Cuba’s new government. Guevara was killed on October 9, 1967, after being captured the day before by the Bolivian army. VNS