Portraiture allows me to investigate humanity while exploring the domestic terrain in New Mexico. New Mexicans Told in Pictures 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. Barthes argues compelling images can “puncture” an audience—I argue New Mexicans Told in Pictures pierces viewers while introducing (or reintroducing) them properly to the Latino-sphere. I attempt to mediate themes of counterculture, visual-eulogy, substance abuse survival, and economic inaccessibility.







Duke City Diaries by Frank Blazquez and John Acosta


Frank A. Blazquez


Instagram: @and_frank13

Frank Blazquez currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Emphasizing themes of Chicano/Latino marginalization defined by economic class and cultural identity, Blazquez utilizes subjects representing the counter-narrative in New Mexico.  

Blazquez holds a BA in History with distinction from the University of New Mexico.

"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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