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Mario Algaze Art

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Mario Algaze is a contemporary Cuban-American photographer whose work articulates the counterculture of Latin America, the Caribbean and Cuba. In 1960, at only 13 years old, Algaze was exiled from Cuba. He relocated to America and settled in Miami, Florida. Miami offered a rich cultural mecca that encouraged Algaze to travel throughout Central and South America. These trips allowed him a glimpse of belonging within a familiar culture. In finding his identity after exile, he began photographing Latin America in the 1970s while reconnecting with the feeling of home. His photographs embody the everyday of Latin life. Between his travels in the late 1970s, Algaze studied visual art at Miami Dade College. Algaze’s masterful command of light illuminates his street scenes that detail the struggles and victories of Latin culture. The vision Algaze has made him an award-winning photographer — in 1985, he was the recipient of the Individual Florida Artist Fellowship and in 1989 received the Cintas Foundation Fellowship in Visual Arts. A retrospective collection of his work from 1974–2008 is showcased in his book A Respect for Light: The Latin American Photographs. The book is a window into the discovery and growth of Latin culture. Algaze's documentary work is highly sought after by institutions and collectors worldwide. Permanent collections of his work can be found at every corner of the world, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in California, Duke University in North Carolina, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and DePaul University in Chicago.

(Biography provided by PDNB Gallery)

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Artist: Mario Algaze
Iglesia San Isidro de Barbacoas, Costa Rica
By Mario Algaze
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed, titled and dated by Mario Algaze Paper size: 16 x 20 in., Image size: 8 3/4 x 18 3/4 in. Mario Algaze was a contemporary Cuban-American photographer whose work celebrated th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Mario Algaze Art

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Silver Gelatin

Sendero Iluminado, Cuzco, Peru
By Mario Algaze
Located in Dallas, TX
Edition of 15 Signed, titled, dated, print date, numbered, and print type by Mario Algaze Selenium toned gelatin silver print, 16 x 12 in. Mario Algaze was a contemporary Cuban-Amer...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Mario Algaze Art

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Silver Gelatin

La Catedral Primada de Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia
By Mario Algaze
Located in Dallas, TX
La Catedral Primada de Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia, 2005 Gelatin silver print 20 x 16 in. Signed, titled, dated and print date in pencil on print verso by Mario Algaze. Mario Algaz...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Mario Algaze Art

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Silver Gelatin

Encuentro, Cuzco, Peru
By Mario Algaze
Located in Dallas, TX
No Edition Signed, titled, dated and print date by Mario Algaze Selenium toned gelatin silver print 20 x 16 in. Mario Algaze is a contemporary Cuban-American photographer whose work...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Mario Algaze Art

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Silver Gelatin

La Sombra del Ciclista, Bogota, Colombia
By Mario Algaze
Located in Dallas, TX
Gelatin silver print Paper size: 20 x 16 in., Image size: 15 x 15 in. Signed, titled, dated, and print date by Mario Algaze Mario Algaze is a contemporary Cuban-American photograph...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Mario Algaze Art

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Silver Gelatin

Carretas, Guatemala
By Mario Algaze
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed, titled, dated and print date. Mario Algaze is a contemporary Cuban-American photographer whose work articulates the counter-culture of Latin America, the Caribbean and Cuba....
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20th Century Contemporary Mario Algaze Art

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Silver Gelatin

Homenaje a Titon, La Habana, Cuba
By Mario Algaze
Located in Dallas, TX
Homenaje a Titon, La Habana, Cuba, 1999 - 2000 Toned gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 in. Signed, titled, and dated by Mario Algaze Frame not included. Mario Algaze was a contemporary ...
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20th Century Contemporary Mario Algaze Art

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Silver Gelatin

Cantina, Lima, Peru
By Mario Algaze
Located in Dallas, TX
No Edition Selenium toned print Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso by Mario Algaze Printed 1996 Paper size: 14 x 11 in. Image size: 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. Mario Algaze is a con...
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1980s Contemporary Mario Algaze Art

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Silver Gelatin

El beso, San Jose, Costa Rica
By Mario Algaze
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed, titled and dated by Mario Algaze Paper size: 16 x 20 in., Image size: 8 3/4 x 18 3/4 in. Mario Algaze was a contemporary Cuban-American photographer whose work celebrated the...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Mario Algaze Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Cadetes, Bogotá, Colombia
By Mario Algaze
Located in Dallas, TX
Gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 in. Signed, titled, and dated by Mario Algaze Mario Algaze was a contemporary Cuban-American photographer whose work celebrated the culture of Latin Am...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Mario Algaze Art

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Silver Gelatin

Buscando justicia, National Palace, Guatemala
By Mario Algaze
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed, titled, dated and print date. Gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 in. Mario Algaze was a contemporary Cuban-American photographer whose work celebrated the culture of Latin Americ...
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1990s Contemporary Mario Algaze Art

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Silver Gelatin

Mira quien viene, Santiago de Cuba
By Mario Algaze
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed, titled, and dated. Mario Algaze is a contemporary Cuban-American photographer whose work articulates the counter-culture of Latin America, the Caribbean and Cuba. In 1960, ...
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20th Century Contemporary Mario Algaze Art

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Silver Gelatin

Smoke, Madrid, Spain
By Mario Algaze
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed, titled, dated, and print date in pencil on verso by Mario Algaze Gelatin silver print, 16 x 20 in. Mario Algaze was a contemporary Cuban-American photographer whose work cel...
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1980s Contemporary Mario Algaze Art

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Silver Gelatin

Club La Paz, Bolivia
By Mario Algaze
Located in Dallas, TX
Edition of 15 Signed, titled, dated, print date, numbered, and print type. Selenium toned gelatin silver, 16 x 12 in. Mario Algaze was a contemporary Cuban-American photographer who...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Mario Algaze Art

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Silver Gelatin

Rope, Otavalo, Ecuador
By Mario Algaze
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed, titled and dated by Mario Algaze Gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 in. Mario Algaze was a contemporary Cuban-American photographer whose work celebrated the culture of Latin Ame...
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1980s Contemporary Mario Algaze Art

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Silver Gelatin

Los aretes que le faltan a la Luna...
By Mario Algaze
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed, titled and dated by Mario Algaze Gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 in. Mario Algaze was a contemporary Cuban-American photographer whose work celebrated the culture of Latin Ame...
Category

20th Century Contemporary Mario Algaze Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Bodegon de la Candelaria, Catagena, Col.
By Mario Algaze
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed, titled, and dated. Mario Algaze is a contemporary Cuban-American photographer whose work articulates the counter-culture of Latin America, the Caribbean and Cuba. In 1960, ...
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1980s Contemporary Mario Algaze Art

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Silver Gelatin

Machu Picchu, Peru
By Mario Algaze
Located in New York, NY
2002 Gelatin silver print 14 x 11 in. Signed in pencil on verso
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Early 2000s Mario Algaze Art

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Silver Gelatin

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