Mario Algaze (Cuban, b. 1947)
Mario Algaze was born in Havana, Cuba in 1947. Algaze migrated from Cuba to Miami in 1960. In 1971, at the age of 24, Algaze began his photographic career as a self-taught photographer. Shortly thereafter, Algaze chose Latin America as the subject matter of his art. Photographing the world within these countries he offers a creative way to deal with his exile and Latin American roots.
Mario Algaze depicts Latin American cities where cultural traditions of the past blend with modern customs of the present. With his calculating eye he creates images imbued with a mysterious sense of space and time. Set in a slow-paced reality, his photographs offer a glimpse into the lives of people and places of these countries.