Frank Blazquez stands next to his work at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art - Santa Fe, New Mexico

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 counterculture, visual-eulogy, substance abuse survival, and economic inaccessibility.

 

Frank A. Blazquez

Contact: blazquez.frank@gmail.com

Instagram: @and_frank13

Frank Blazquez (b. Chicago, IL) is an artist-photographer living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Emphasizing themes of Latino marginalization, Blazquez photographs the counter-narrative in New Mexico. 

In conjunction with the still photography, he created and directed the YouTube documentary series Duke City Diaries. This series highlights individual stories from the streets of Albuquerque.

Blazquez received a BA in History with distinction from the University of New Mexico and 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

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