Bobby Sands – Che Guevara


Like the “Heroico” image of Che Guevara (below), the smiling Bobby Sands (also below) has become the standard one, and Sands is the icon of the Irish republican struggle just as Guevara is the icon of the Cuban Revolution. The two portraits are combined, alongside images of flag-bearing volunteers and a communist orator on a tank, in this mural from Westland Street, Derry.


Copyright © 1988 Peter Moloney

by Alberto Korda, 1960



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