© Gökşin Sipahioğlu, 1962, Havana / Cuba

"During the missile crisis, Castro ordered all Cubans to defend the capital. Dressed as usual in skirt, high heels and with hair curlers anticipating an evening out, this young woman with gun guards a bank."

Gökşin Sipahioğlu, the celebrated Turkish photojournalist has died today at the age of 84. He made his name in October 1962 when he was the only western photographer in Havana during the Cuban missile crisis. In 1973, he co-founded, with his partner Phyllis Springer, the Sipa Press agency, which specialised - and still does today - in international news. (via BJP)

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