Collection CHC5173 - Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte in Collaboration with Humberto "Tico" Torres Photography Collection

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Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte in Collaboration with Humberto "Tico" Torres Photography Collection


  • 1993-2012 (Creation)


2 Boxes

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Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte is a Cuban photographer born in Havana in 1962. Exiled with his parents during the Freedom Flights of 1968, Rodriguez-Duarte was raised in Miami and has lived in New York since 1992. His interest in photography was sparked at the age of 10 when his grandfather gave him his first camera, a Voightlander.

Rodriguez-Duarte has been an adjunct professor at New York's International Center for Photography. With his work featured in Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, L'Uomo Vogueand The New Yorker, among others, Rodriguez-Duarte has also displayed his photographs in solo and group exhibitions in Miami, London, Los Angeles and New York. His sitters have included such Cuban personalities as Andy Garcia, Gloria Estefan, Narciso Rodriguez and Celia Cruz. In his work he has collaborated extensively with his partner, Tico Torres.

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The Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte in collaboration with Humberto "Tico" Torres photography collection contains exhibition material, photographs and published works created by Cuban-born photographer Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte (b. 1962) in collaboration with Tico Torres.

The collection includes biographical and professional information on Rodriguez-Duarte; press releases and invitations to exhibitions of the photographer's work; and copies of publications that have featured his photography. The collection also contains signed copies of Americanos: Latino Life in the United States (1999) and Presenting Celia Cruz (2004).

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This collection is open for research.

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Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please contact for more information.

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  • English
  • Spanish

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Gift of Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte, 2006.

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