Tony Mendoza (born 1941) is a Cuban-American photographer.
He was born as Antonio Mendoza in Havana and moved to Miami with his family in 1960. He graduated from Yale with a Bachelor of Engineering and Harvard with a Master of Architecture, before becoming a full-time photographic artist in 1973. Married to Maria del Carmen from Esperanza, Cuba, and they have two children Alex and Lydia.
Work and awards
His most famous book, Ernie, is a centered on a cat he encountered when he moved into an apartment in New York City. Mendoza has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Guggenheim Photography Fellowship as well as two Creative Writing fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council.
His photographs have featured in many major museums.
- A Cuban Summer, 2013, (ISBN 978-1-59266-102-2)
- Ernie : a photographer's memoir, 1985, (ISBN 0-88496-240-7)
- Stories, 1987, (ISBN 0-87113-146-3)
- Dogs : a postcard book, 1995, (ISBN 0-88496-397-7)
- Cuba-- : going back, 1999, (ISBN 0-292-75232-6)
- Ernie : a photographer's memoir-expanded edition, 2001, (ISBN 978-0-8118-2963-2)
- Flowers, 2007, (ISBN 1-59005-170-X)
- Tony Mendoza : photographs, words, video, (written by Mendoza, edited by Louisa Bertch Green), 2003, (ISBN 0-918881-49-8)