In the mid-’60s, the phrase embedded journalist had likely never been uttered, let alone ignited a controversy over newspaper ethics. But that’s exactly what Jim Nickless was back then: a freelance cameraman for NBC News who lived among Cuban revolutionaries plotting to overthrow Fidel Castro. He documented their daily activities, their training, the raids they ran. And because he was the only reporter welcome among the fighters, his photos offer the most intimate look inside their world.
You can get a peek inside it too. “Embedded: A Photojournalist Captures Conflict and Resistance” puts Nickless’s photos on display Thursday at the Freedom Tower (600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami), giving them the respect they deserve as pieces of history and also as expertly composed works of art. From revolutionaries posing with tanks to ships fighting midbattle, the 50 photos invite the viewer into a little-explored corner of Cold War history.
May 24-Aug. 11, 2012