About Dane

I’m a bilingual photographer based in Jalisco, Mexico, working on ethnographic photography projects about Mexican culture, people and traditions. My projects are personal, self-assigned projects about themes I think are important and representative of Mexican life.

It’s my hope that these photographs might have the power to change common perceptions in some small way, by conveying the beauty of Mexico, its cultures and traditions, its indigenous people, and its long history of revolution and change.

Let us explore and confront the universal qualities that express the human condition shared between people and across cultures.

To strip away the exterior, leaving only the essence; insofar as only through appreciating that which appears at first foreign and different, do we begin to discover and understand ourselves.






  • Latin American FotografíaWinner.
  • International Photographer of the Year – Second place winner, People: Travel.
  • Cuartoscuro Latin American Identity – Finalist (2 entries).
  • International Photography AwardsHonorable mention in two categories.
  • New Eyes International Travel Photography Competition finalist.
  • FeatureShoot – “Magic Hour” contest.
  • AdoramaPix Your Best Shot – Top 10 finalist.
  • Moscow International Foto Awards – Honorable mention (two entries).
  • International Photo Awards: Family of Man – Honorable mention (two entries).
  • Fraction Magazine – 8th-anniversary group show issue.

Professional Career

  • 2011-present. Web developer and designer, freelance and for CooperHouse.
  • 2003-2010. The Denver Post, city desk editorial assistant.