Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte was born in Havana, Cuba, and left with his parents through the Freedom Flights in 1968, arriving in Miami, where he was raised. He was given his first camera, a Voightlander, by his grandfather when he was ten years old, sparking his interest in photography. He is an adjunct professor at the International Center for Photography in New York City. His work has appeared in publications such as Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, L'Uomo Vogue, The New Yorker and Town & Country among others.
Rodriguez-Duarte has participated in a symposium at the Smithsonian Institution titled American Voices: Latino Photographers in the United States and has had solo exhibitions and group shows in Miami, London, Los Angeles, New York, Houston,Omaha, Chicago and Washington D.C. His sitters have included Andy Garcia, Gloria Vanderbilt, Gloria Estefan, Gianni Versace, Celia Cruz, Cristina Saralegui, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Geoffrey Beene, Enrique Iglesias and Rita Moreno among others. His work has been published in many books including Naked-Flowers Exposed (Harper Collins), Latina Beauty (Hyperion Publishing), Americanos-Latino Life in the United States (Little, Brown), Out In America (Viking Press), Uniforms (Fotofactory Press), Exposed (Thunder Mouth Press), Naked Men Too (Universe), Men in the Sun (Universe), Dreamboys Volume 2 (Blue Magazine), Suave-The Latin Male (Universe), Philosophy Dog-The Art of Living with Man's Best Friend (Universe), and Male Nude Now (Universe). He is currently living in New York City with his partner Tico Torres and is working on three books of his own titled Cuba Out of Cuba, Manscape and Havana-May 1997.
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