The Smithsonian magazine has published an article on a U.S. writer and photographer who chronicled the progress of Fidel Castro's revolution in Cuba for three years starting in 1957.
Andrew St. George was a colorful character, the magazine reports in an article writen by former Miami Herald correspondent Guy Gugliotta. Born in Hungary as Andras Szentgyorgyi, he had spent World War II helping opponents of the Nazis escape Budapest. Also an anti-communist, he went to Austria when the Soviets occupied Hungary after the war. In 1952 he immigrated to the United States and became a freelance journalist. He covered Cuba's revolution because he believed it was a nationalist—not a communist—uprising.
St. George took some 5,000 photographs during his three years in Cuba.