This Aztec dancer had finished dancing in a procession for the Virgin of Zapopan when she looked up and caught my lens.
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Although the Spanish “explorers” of the 16th century killed the native peoples they found in Mexico or enslaved them, even five centuries of colonization could never conquer their souls. Today, the ancient mitote steps of the Aztec dancers have been incorporated as an essential part of the Mexican Catholic procession.See Collection
Dane Strom worked for seven years as a newsroom editorial assistant at The Denver Post in Colorado before he left the United States and moved to Central Mexico in 2010.
Since then, he’s been photographing the traditions, holidays and people of his adopted town, commited to spreading the beauty and rich culture of Mexico around the world.
His work, which has appeared in galleries and museums in many countries, has also won awards in contests judged by photographers and curators such as Steve McCurry, Peter Turnley, and Susan Spiritus.