The most emblematic photos of José Luis Cabezas, 26 years after the crime

The history of Argentine journalism changed forever 26 years ago, on the morning of January 25, 1997. That day, in Pinamar, he was murdered. Jose Luis Cabezas photojournalist magazine NEWS in what constituted the most brutal crime against freedom of the press that has occurred in a democracy.

José Luis Cabezas died by order of the postcard businessman Alfredo Yabránwho managed a true empire from the shadows during the 90s in Argentina. “Not even the intelligence services have a photo of me,” the tycoon Yabrán had once said in an interview. Shortly after, José Luis Cabezas was the first to modify it, and he paid for it with his life.

Jose Luis Cabezas (1961-1997)

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As verified by justice, the photographer was kidnapped and murdered by four thieves from the Los Hornos neighborhood of La Plata -Horacio Braga, Gustavo González, Héctor Retana and José Luis Auge- and the policeman Gustavo Prellezo.

According to the self-incriminations of “The Horneros”they were in charge of “raising” Cabezas at the exit of a party at the residence of businessman Oscar Andreani in Pinamar, they introduced him into the reporter’s own Ford Fiesta and They took him to a grave that came off a rural road on the outskirts of that seaside resort, in the town of General Madariaga.

Once handcuffed and kneeling, Prellezo shot him twice in the back of the head. Then, they set him on fire inside his car. Justice as the other two officers Sergio Camarata -head of the Valeria del Mar detachment- and anibal luna they were primary participants in the crime.

Yabrán committed suicide on May 20, 1998 with a shotgun blast to the mouth, in the bathroom of the Estancia San Ignacio, located some 30 kilometers from Gualeguaychú, Entre Ríos, where he remained a fugitive from Justice.

José Luis Cabezas and his best photographic works

A photo cost José Luis Cabezas his life.
A photo cost José Luis Cabezas his life.
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Cabezas carried out photographic work of all kinds, and was established for his versatility: here he portrays the daily life of a tire changer
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Horace Cabac. The director, at his most successful time, was portrayed by Cabezas
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José Luis also made photographic productions with the most successful models
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Cabezas made all his talent available for photographic productions
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Ernesto Sabato. The writer from Santos Lugares also posed for the lens of Cabezas
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Nequi Galotti. José Luis photographed an endless number of show business personalities
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Cabezas portrayed all kinds of public figures such as Luis Moreno Ocampo
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The two faces of Silvio Soldán
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Former repressor Guillermo Suárez Mason, nicknamed “the butcher of Olympus”, captured by the camera of the Noticias photographer
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Humberto Volando, historical head of the Agrarian Federation
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mario pergolini
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María Kodama, widow of the writer Jorge Luis Borges
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Les Luthiers. The masters of laughter posed for the News photographer
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Mariana Arias. The former model and current host was also part of Cabezas’ work
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Perfected heads incredible poses of different political personalities. Here, Graciela Fernández Meijide.
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Miguel Ángel Solá, another cultural figure photographed by José Luis
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Eduardo Duhalde, at that time governor of the province of Buenos Aires
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The News photographer portrayed personalities from different backgrounds
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Mirtha Legrand. The lunch diva photographed by José Luis.
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Herminio Iglesias, photographed by Cabezas

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