Close to midnight at a New Year’s Eve party in New York, Burt Glinn heard the news that dictator Fulgencio Batista had fled Cuba. By 7am the next morning, he had arrived in Havana and jumped in a taxi, telling the driver “Take me to the revolution”. Such photojournalistic fervor allowed Glinn to become fully immersed in the the scenes he photographed, capturing iconic moments in history from the inside. His images of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution convey the energy, idealism, mayhem and excitement of such pivotal moments in time.

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