Rene Burri, Ernesto Che Guevara during an exclusive interview in his office in Havana, Cuba. (1963).Source Image and original data provided by Magnum Photos http://www.magnumphotos.com/. ©Rene Burri / Magnum Photos

This photo captures a rebellious spirit, an insouciance, and a sharpness that entranced so many about this controversial figure. As a portrait, I think it successfully conveys the so-called “inner workings of the mind” and makes the image itself magnetic and powerful. In terms of the ARTstor Digital Library, it’s exciting that we can help to preserve and share these iconic images which have resonance in so many disciplines—politics, world history, photography, art history, military history, Latin American Studies, popular culture, etc.

Christine Kuan, Chief Content Officer and Vice President of External Affairs