Mario Algaze is one of the premier contemporary fine art photographers of Latin America and A Respect for Light is the first retrospective of his work. With a foreword by celebrated photography critic Vince Aletti. A Respect for Light will be on exhibition at History Miami Museum (November 2014-January 25, 2015), and will be promoted during at Art Basel, Miami, in December 2014. A Respect for Light showcases the unique genius of Latin American photographer (by birth and subject matter) 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. This compilation is an exquisite and comprehensive collection of work by the Cuban-American photographer who, after being exiled from his homeland at the age of thirteen, travelled extensively in Central and South America, capturing the spirit of Latin America through his lens and seeking a connection with his cultural roots. This book represents the full breadth of the artist's work, culled from over three decades of travel in sixteen different countries. As Carol McCusker, Curator of Photography at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) in San Diego, writes, Algaze "has steadily built a sum view of Spanish-speaking countries that no other photographer has done before or since."