CONVERSATIONS: The Guayo Collection

The Eduardo “Guayo” Hernández collection contains documents, letters, newspaper articles, photographs, slides, correspondence, films, documentaries, and ephemera.  

Guayo was one of the premiere cameramen and journalists of pre-revolution Cuba. Guayo formed Noticuba, a news documentary production company that featured his documentaries in theaters.

One of the most popular cameramen in Cuba, Guayo was alongside Agustín Alles Soberón, the first cameraman and photojournalist to reach Fidel Castro in Sierra Maestra. Disenchanted with Castro’s regime ideals, Guayo left Cuba and worked in Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and Miami.

The collection, donated by his son Luis Hernández Abreu, is an invaluable resource that documents Cuba before, during, and after the revolution, covering counter-revolutionary missions to Cuba with Brigada 2506 and Alpha 66.

Event in Smathers room 100 on Thursday March 21st at 3pm.

Please RSVP by Monday, March 18th

Guayo” won a “Juan Gualberto Gómez” award in 1948, the highest journalistic accolade in Cuba. In this photo, he’s receiving the medal from Cuba’s president Carlos Prío Socarrás. “Guayo” won this award in multiple years.