A Respect for Light: The Latin American Photographs/ 1974-2008
Mario Algaze


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Foreword by Vince Aletti

A Respect for Light: The Latin American Photographs 1974-2008, his magnum opus, presents the full breadth of the artist’s work, culled from over three decades of travel in sixteen different countries. The book showcases Algaze’s deep appreciation and understanding of the nuances of light—sunlight pouring in through church windows, illuminating a pair of teacups on a café table, casting late-afternoon shadows on a cobblestoned street. The Los Angeles Times describes Algaze’s vision as one that “crystallizes experience as deftly as a poet. His photographs are remarkable for their concentrated richness, exquisite timing and finely tuned sense of rhythm, pattern and texture.”

Vince Aletti is one of the foremost photography critics of our time.  He has spent the last forty years studying, curating, and reporting on culture. He regularly reviews photography exhibitions for The New Yorker and Photograph Magazine. His work has also appeared in Aperture, Art + Auction, and photowork. Aletti was the art editor of the Village Voice from 1994 to 2005 and the paper’s photography critic for twenty years.   In 2005, he won the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award for writing.  He lives in New York City.

ISBN: 978-0-9913419-6-2
176 pages;10.25 x 11", hardcover;
128 quadrotone photographs 


Mario Algaze