Education and Professional Experience
He began to study Art at San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, having interrupted them when he moved to the United States with his family.
There he developed different activities until in 1947 he joined the Inwood Camera Club of New York, where he obtained his first prize at its annual contest.
From 1950 through 1958 he attained great prestige as a photographer. From that period are his images of Marilyn Monroe, Salvador Dalí, Sara Montiel, Joe Di Maggio and Rocky Marciano, among others.
He collaborated with journals and periodicals in the United States, Argentina, Mexico and Cuba. At the triumph of the Revolution in 1959 he returned to Cuba.
He traveled with Fidel Castro and Camilo Cienfuegos as a photographer in trips abroad. In those days he worked for the newspaper Revolución and later for Granma.
During his lifetime he presented his work in numerous solo shows and participated in group exhibitions in the American continent, in Asia, Europe and Africa.
Awards and Residencies
Numerous distinctions and more than eighty national and international were granted him throughout his career.