Statement

Portraiture allows me to investigate humanity. Barrios de Nuevo Mexico: Southwest Stories of Vindication targets Latino signifiers on the New Mexican landscape. Too often New Mexico is spotlighted for its culturally appropriated Native American art as New Mexicans remain neglected. I attempt to mediate themes of counter-culture, visual-eulogy, substance abuse survival, and economic inaccessibility.

2018

Duke City Diaries

Created by Frank Blazquez

 

Frank A. Blazquez

Contact: blazquez.frank@gmail.com

Instagram: @and_frank13

Bio:

Frank Blazquez lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Emphasizing themes of Latino marginalization, Blazquez utilizes subjects representing the New Mexico counter-narrative. 

In conjunction with his still imagery, Blazquez created the YouTube documentary series Duke City Diaries. This series highlights individual stories from the streets of Albuquerque.

Blazquez holds a BA in History with distinction from the University of New Mexico. He also holds an American Board of Opticianry Certification.

"In the search to portray the human side of the people who live and coexist in the atmosphere that transpires the War Zone, the photographer Frank Blazquez comes out armed with his camera to portray them and build a more realistic narrative of their lives."

-- VICE Mexico

Press

VICE Mexico (English translation with Google Chrome):

https://www.vice.com/es_mx/article/ywx9v7/fotos-de-exconvictos-adictos-y-prostitutas-en-albuquerque

HuffPost:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/some-days-just-are-featuring-photographers-frank-blazquez_us_59b1443ee4b0bef3378cddec

KRQE Television:

https://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/unm-graduates-start-duke-city-diaries-series/1491492274