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FOCUS: exhibit by Cuban-American Photographer Mario Algaze

November 3 – December 31, 2020

Mario Algaze is a contemporary Cuban-American photographer whose work celebrates the culture of Latin America.

In 1960, at the age of thirteen, Algaze was exiled from Cuba with his family. 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 1970’s while reconnecting with the feeling of home. His photographs embody the everyday of Latin life. Between his travels in the late 70’s, 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.

Mario Algaze is the recipient of various acclaimed awards, including the Florida Artist Fellowship from the Florida Arts Council (1985), the Cintas Foundation Fellowship in Photography (1991), the Visual Arts Fellowship and the SAF Artist Fellowship sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1992, he received the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Photography.

Mario Algaze at Wikipedia

Mario Algaze at CANY Blog

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Mario Algaze – Throckmorton Fine Art

July 11 – September 14, 2013

 

Throckmorton Fine Art
145 E 57th Street
New York, NY
 

Throckmorton Fine Art is pleased to present a photography exhibit of portraits of famous men and women. Portraiture has a lengthy, rich, and diverse history in art. In our era, portraits of the famous have a pleasant association: they are familiar and frequently serve as cultural and temporal markers. These portraits, though, can be enigmatic, showing recognized faces but only hinting at complex personalities and the quixotic flow of fortune and tragedy.

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Mario Algaze: Cuba 1999-2000 FMOPA

****Exhibit held over****

October 18, 2012 – January 27, 2013

 

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
400 N Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602

 

Essay by Joanne Milani, FMoPA Board of Trustees

“I know how men in exile feed on dreams”  Aeschylus

Look, but don’t touch. Reach, but don’t grasp. Dream, but don’t wake up. That is how an exile feels about the homeland he cannot reclaim, and that is how Mario Algaze feels about Cuba.  Born in Cuba in 1947, he remembers a happy childhood in the well-to-do Art Deco Havana neighborhood of Miramar. He can recall “the smell of seaweed and saltwater washing on the rocks.”
It was a magical time. He remembers his mother taking him to the ballet, and he remembers seeing the Alec Guinness movie, Our Man in Havana being filmed on the streets of the city.  All this ended when he was 13 years old. That’s when he was brought to Miami by his parents. He was 52 years old before he was able to return.

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Mario Algaze

By: Megan Voeller – Tampa Bay Creative Loafing

In the early 1970s, Mario Algaze’s career got off to a quick start when he landed a job as a Miami-based freelance photographer for Zoo World, a music magazine and competitor to Rolling Stone. For the then-20-something, Cuba-born photographer, the gig meant a chance to immerse himself in America’s revolution of sex, drugs, civil rights and artistic expression.

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Angkor Photo Festival

December 2, 2012 – January 2, 2013

McDermott Gallery
Siem Reap, Cambodia 

McDermott Gallery Old Market is pleased to announce two photography exhibitions by seven photographers as part of the eighth annual Angkor Photo Festival.

Link>>Press Release

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Mario Algaze – Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

October 18, 2012 – January 6, 2013

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
200 N Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL

Look, but don’t touch. Reach, but don’t grasp. Dream, but don’t wake up. That is how an exile feels about the homeland he cannot reclaim, and that is how Mario Algaze feels about Cuba.  Born in Cuba in 1947, he remembers a happy childhood in the well-to-do Art Deco Havana neighborhood of Miramar. He can recall “the smell of seaweed and saltwater washing on the rocks.”

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Mario Algaze: Cuba 1999-2000

Thursday October 18, 2012

6:00PM – 8:00PM

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts 400 N. Ashley Drive
Cube 200
Tampa, Florida 33602

Look, but don’t touch. Reach, but don’t grasp. Dream, but don’t wake up. That is how an exile feels about the homeland he cannot reclaim, and that is how Mario Algaze feels about Cuba. Born in Cuba in 1947, he remembers a happy childhood in the well-to-do Art Deco Havana neighborhood of Miramar. He can recall “the smell of seaweed and saltwater washing on the rocks.” It was a magical time. He remembers his mother taking him to the ballet, and he remembers seeing the Alec Guinness movie, Our Man in Havana being filmed on the streets of the city. All this ended when he was 13 years old. That’s when he was brought to Miami by his parents. He was 52 years old before he was able to return.

Invitation

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Latin America Through the Lens of Mario Algaze

by Mariana Atencio

12.09.11

Sociéte Perrier

Looking at Mario Algaze’s photographs on Latin America is like being transported to Gabriel García Márquez’s Cartagena or Julio Cortázar’s Buenos Aires. There is timelessness in his silver-gelatin or platinum, black and white images that can only be addressed with one word: classic.

“What I look for is a message that will resonate ten, fifteen years from now, and will stay timeless,” says Algaze, talking in his Miami home.

By using old fashion methods, Algaze is taking a stand against digital photography and photo editing software. His garage turned dark room could almost be regarded as art itself; making his pieces are even more genuine, because they speak of that modernist staple that characterizes Latin America and persists nowadays. Latin America is stuck in time, like Algaze’s prints, for good or bad.

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Mario Algaze- Throckmorton Fine Art

MARIO ALGAZE   –   FORTY YEARS

November 10th – January 7th, 2012

145 EAST 57th STREET, 3RD FLOOR
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10022
TEL 212 223.1059 | FAX 212 223.1937
Opening reception:
Thursday, November 10th, 2011 6-8pm.
Book available:
Mario Algaze, Portfolio: $125.00

Throckmorton Fine Art is pleased to offer an exhibit highlighting four decades of work by the accomplished photographer, Mario Algaze. The exhibit will present 35 images included in the handsome catalogue of his work published in 2010, Mario Algaze: Portfolio. Algaze has worked throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, including his native Cuba, and his photographs reveal his intimacy with the region and its peoples.

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MARIO ALGAZE: Tropical Heat

by Carol McCusker

From Mario Algaze Portfolio, Di Puglia Publisher, 2010

A conversation with Mario Algaze is an exuberant experience. He talks openly and passionately about politics, photography, movies, travel, weather, food, music, and love, all punctuated by wit, profanity, and vivid description. All of this is to say that Algaze is not a man who gradually ascertains his tastes. He intensely
initiates, then quickly internalizes information and experience, resulting in the immediate recognition of what he finds true.

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