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Algaze, Mario (Artist/Photographer) & Aletti, Vince (Contributor). A RESPECT FOR LIGHT: THE LATIN AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHS: 1974-2008. New York City, NY: Glitterati Incorporated, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 192 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective collection of black-and-white photographs. One of the most beautiful art photography books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Mario Algaze and Glitterati: Oversize-volume format. Pale gray cloth boards with titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs by Mario Algaze. Essay by Vince Aletti, the brilliant Resident Photography Critic of The New Yorker Magazine. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. The reproduction quality must be seen to be believed in its clarity, tonal range, and warmth. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Mario Algaze's "A Respect For Light: the Latin-American Photographs: 1974-2008". Images to take your breath away. "Showcases the unique genius of photographer Mario Algaze, whose deep appreciation and understanding of the nuances of light - sunlight pouring in through church windows, illuminating a pair of teacups on a cafe table, casting late-afternoon shadows on a cobblestoned street - is both legendary and rare. An exquisite and comprehensive collection of work by the Cuban-American photographer who, after being exiled from his homeland at the age of thirteen, traveled extensively in Central and South America, capturing the spirit of Latin America through his lens and seeking a connection with his cultural roots. Represents the full breadth of the artist's work, culled from over three decades of travel in sixteen different countries. Algaze has steadily built a sum-view of Spanish-speaking countries that no other photographer has done before or since" (Publisher's blurb). "There is a sense of something else, of something more: A world evolving, a lover scorned, a crime of passion about to be committed, in Mario Algaze's black-and-white photographs. Considered one of the masters of the art, he manages to capture evocative scenes that live beyond the images frozen by his camera" (Miami Herald). An absolute "must-have" title for Mario Algaze collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in pencil on the front free endpaper by Mario Algaze. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Algaze did NOT sign most copies of the book. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white plates. One of the finest Latin-American photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARIO ALGAZE TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0991341961. $200.00

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