José Alberto Figueroa, born in 1946, lives as a freelance photographer in Havana. He began his education as photographer in 1964 in Havana. From 1969 until 1976, he was a photo reporter for the periodical Cuba Internacional. From 1977 - 1984 he worked as cameraman for the film department of the Cuban Ministry of Education. Then in 1982 he left for Angola as a war reporter. That same year he served as jurist and lecturer at the 1st Conference for Contemporary Photography in Quito, as well as lecturer at the symposium for the Cuban Photography Prize in Havana. Participant in the selection committee for the exhibition Hecho en Latinoamérica III in the Third Colloquium for Latin Americna Photography (Havana 1984). Author of the book Señor, retráteme (Sir, Take a Picture of Me). Figueroa followed Korda as an official photographer for Castro. His exhibition at the North Dakota Museum of Art included a general survey of his work of many years.