Alejandro Pérez Alvarez (Havana, 1988)

Alejandro graduated from the Industrial and Graphic Design Institute of Havana University in 2013. Influenced by his background, he was drawn to photography for its documentary qualities: the testimonial fidelity, immediacy, and accuracy. Alejandro creates simple, bold compositions, and intentionally plays with color and light.

Growing up in the lively city of Havana led him to pursue street photography initially. Later, he found his passion for portraiture, and frequently photographs the human form. A vivid example is his essay “The Silence of the Body,” in which he photographs the transgender community in Cuba in an intimate, theatrical style.

Among his most important solo and group exhibits are: “The Silence of the Body” (2014; Fototeca de Cuba, Havana), “Another Cuba” (2018; SohoPhoto Gallery, NY), “The Light in Cuban Eyes (2017; AIPAD, NY / New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest, New Orleans. 2015; Jenkinson Johnson Gallery, San Francisco / Robert Mann Gallery, NY), “Visions of Cuba” (2017; Fototeca de Cuba, Havana), “Cubanos 3” (2015; NEGPOS, Nimes, France), “Identity” (2014; Fábrica de Arte Cubano, Havana); “Constructing identities” (2011; Casa de La Poesía, Havana)

Alejandro has collaborated as an assistant with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops since 2015. His website is www.alejopik.com or find him on Instagram @alejopik.

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