A Respect for Light: The Latin American Photographs 1974-2008, his magnum opus, presents the full breadth of the artist's work, culled from over three decades of travel in sixteen different countries. The book showcases Algaze's deep appreciation and understanding of the nuances of light―sunlight pouring in through church windows, illuminating a pair of teacups on a café table, casting late-afternoon shadows on a cobblestoned street. The Los Angeles Times describes Algaze's vision as one that "crystallizes experience as deftly as a poet. His photographs are remarkable for their concentrated richness, exquisite timing and finely tuned sense of rhythm, pattern and texture."

A Respect for Light: The Latin American Photographs/1974-2008