“75 Years of EFE Images: Wars, Triumphs, Disasters, People and Politics” is an exhibition and collection of photographs donated to MDC’s Permanent Art Collection and the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives. The exhibition includes photographs of Ibero-American and world history and images of historic importance, including the meeting between Francisco Franco and Adolf Hitler at the start of World War II, Princess Diana, Martin Luther King, Celia Cruz, Cantinflas, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The collection will continue to grow as the agency donates a historically-significant photograph that captures the most important headline of each year.
In 2015, Agencia EFE celebrated 75 years of service. In commemoration of this milestone anniversary, the agency compiled a collection of its most arresting and impactful images for each year in operation. Featuring photographs from EFE’s award-winning photojournalists, the collection captures coronations of kings and queens, presidential visits, star-studded moments, physical triumphs and political turmoil. EFE was created in 1939 in a Spain devastated by the Civil War and began its expansion in the Americas in 1966 with the opening of its first bureaus in the region. Today, EFE operates in 180 cities in 120 countries, employing more than 3,000 news professionals from 60 nationalities.