A report by Rebekah Sager for Fox News.
Hot off their trip to Miami Art Basel, Cuban-born photographer Alexis Rodríguez-Duarte and his partner and art director, Humberto “Tico” Torres, are thrilled about the many new portraits they’re adding to their existing permanent collection at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.
Currently, the two have 18 limited edition portraits from their “Cuba Out of Cuba” series and what the National Portrait Gallery calls the iconic photograph of Celia Cruz , “¡Yo soy de Cuba la voz – Guantanamera!” from the cover of their book, “Presenting Celia Cruz.”
“We had Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, and Nuyorican portraits, but there is this whole impulse of documenting one’s own community and Alexis and Tico’s work systematically honors the Cuban- American community,” Associate Curator of Latino Art and History at the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian, Taína B. Caragol, told Fox…
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