The Puppetmaster Adjusts His Sombrero
Presented by Photographer Dane Strom
The Story Behind this Photo
Kids ride on the back of a moving float during the New Year’s Day parade in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.
Awards & Publications
Awards Cuartoscuro Latin American Identity contest finalist • Moscow International Foto Awards, honorable mention • International Photography Awards “Family of Man” contest, honorable mention Exhibited In Museum of Archival Photography, Mexico City • Center For Fine Art Photography, Colorado • Selected by Peter Turnley for the “Culture” exhibit, Dark Room Gallery, Vermont • Blank Wall Gallery, Greece • PH21 Gallery, Hungary Published In Cuartoscuro Magazine, June 2016 • Fraction Magazine No. 86
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People of Mexico
The heart of a nation is found in the soul of its people. To an outsider, it’s easy to mistakenly think that Mexico’s people are all equivalent. But Mexico is actually a diverse country with close to 100 unique indigenous groups and 350 dialects.See Collection
About The Photographer
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.