Born in 1925, Corrales was one of the great Cuban photo-reporters. Critics highlight his ability to synthesize, to show details and his sculptural treatment of light without blotting out the meaning of the direct message, a way of looking at life and the noble way in which he treated human beings.
Along with Alberto Diaz « Korda, » author of the most famous photo taken of Argentine-born Cuban revolutionary icon Ernesto « Che » Guevara, and Osvaldo Salas, Corrales is recognized as one of the leading figures of the so-called « Epic Photography of the Cuba Revolution » period that followed Fidel Castro’s rise to power in 1959.