Mario Algaze (Cuban, b. 1947)
Club La Paz, Bolivia, 1989

Mario Algaze (Cuban, b. 1947), Club La Paz, Bolivia, 1989, selenium-toned gelatin silver print. Acquired with funds provided by the Walter R. Beardsley Endowment for Contemporary Art, 2015.045.001Mario Algaze (Cuban, b. 1947), Club La Paz, Bolivia, 1989, selenium-toned gelatin silver print. Acquired with funds provided by the Walter R. Beardsley Endowment for Contemporary Art, 2015.045.001

A year after the Cuban Revolution, Algaze moved to Miami with his family. He began making photographs in 1971. Undertaking a journey of exploration to discover his Latin roots, Algaze visited sixteen Latin American countries, creating a visual diary in urban landscape and genre images. These experiences refined his visual preferences for uncluttered compositions, and his attention to soft illumination. “I am an artist,”Algaze declares, “whose images will always say more than any of my words ever could.”

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