Roberto Salas, A Life in Photography
By: Ilsa Rodríguez
The son of photojournalist Osvaldo Salas, Roberto Salas was born in 1940 and raised in the Bronx, New York City. He took his first steps in the profession in his father’s portrait studio and, at 17, published his first picture in Life magazine, depicting the red and black flag of the rebel group led by Fidel Castro (26 de Julio Movement) at the Statue of Liberty.
But if Salas is known and praised for his work on Cuban daily life, so is his graphic testimony of the Vietnam War, which has won numerous awards.