Tony Mendoza, ‘Halloween 2000, Lydia Wanted to be Audrey Hepburn.’, 2014, Joseph Editions
Tony Mendoza, ‘Halloween 2000, Lydia Wanted to be Audrey Hepburn.’, 2014, Joseph Editions

About Tony Mendoza

Tony Mendoza began his career as a photographer in 1973; before that, he earned a degree in engineering from Yale and a degree in architecture from Harvard. His work, as he explains, borrows from traditions of landscape and architectural photography. In his most iconic works, Mendoza uses a low vantage point to photograph subjects that are close to the ground—the flora in a patchy urban garden, the artist’s pet dachshund, or the evolving appearance of a former flatmate’s cat over the course of two years. Mendoza, who is colorblind, works mostly comfortably in black-and-white photography, but has carefully ventured into color photography as an experiment in finding color balance. Among his notable works are a series of more documentary photographs of his first trip back to Cuba after 36 years of exile.

Cuban, b. 1941