Gabriel Figueroa: Master of Mexican light
6 October 2014 Last updated at 02:04 BST
Gabriel Figueroa was one of the most influential cinematographers during Mexico's golden age of cinema.
His evocative work created a visually stunning representation of the country, and his influence extended to filmmakers in both Mexico and America, as well as Mexico's celebrated mural artists.
His work is on display at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington DC until 3 November.
Figueroa's son talked to the BBC about his father's legacy and the lasting impact of his work around the world.
Filmed and edited by Bill McKenna