Because of Algiers

Because of Algiers, 2013
Charles Martin
ISBN-13: ‎978-1936658183 – Language: English – Hardcover: 128 pages
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Charles “Chuck” Martin began to know Algiers in 2009 during the Pan African Cultural Festival, and he visited again in 2010. His new friends revealed to him an intricate city of vistas, of artisans, and of splendid nights. Algiers kindled new imagery but also reminded him of home and other favorite sites. Because of Algiers documents Martin’s travels in a 128-page lavishly illustrated publication with text written in English and translated into Arabic and French.

Martin is a photographer, director and writer. He is an associate professor and past chair of the Department of Comparative Literature at Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY).

His pictures are in collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and other institutions. Group exhibitions include, The Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, and Smithsonian Institution/Anacostia Museum in Washington D.C. His solo exhibitions include galleries, museums and universities in Rio de Janeiro, Mato Grasso, Paris and New York.