Observers at Blazquez’s opening for  Barrios de Nuevo Mexico: Southwest Stories of Vindication ,  Salon El Zaguán , 2019.        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 culturally appropriated Native American art as New Mexicans are neglected. I attempt to mediate themes of New Mexican counterculture, visual-eulogy, substance abuse survival, and economic inaccessibility.

Observers at Blazquez’s opening for Barrios de Nuevo Mexico: Southwest Stories of Vindication, Salon El Zaguán, 2019.

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 culturally appropriated Native American art as New Mexicans are neglected. I attempt to mediate themes of New Mexican counterculture, visual-eulogy, substance abuse survival, and economic inaccessibility.

 

Contact: blazquez.frank@gmail.com

Instagram: @and_frank13

Frank Blazquez (b. Chicago, IL) is a Mexican American artist-photographer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Emphasizing themes of Latino marginalization, Blazquez photographs the New Mexican counter-narrative. His portraits have been displayed at SITE Santa Fe, 516 ARTS, and The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art.

Additionally, Blazquez created the YouTube documentary series Duke City Diaries. As of January 2019, this project is in association with Netflix’s Fightworld Executive Producer Colin Moniz. It 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.

Press

The Guardian

VICE México (English translation with Google Chrome)

The Huffington Post

Santa Fe Reporter

University of New Mexico

The Albuquerque Journal

KRQE Television