Dante Busquets Talk on Mexican Photography

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Dante Busquets talk on Mexican Photography

Dante Busquets, Mexican photographer taking part in ‘Mexican Worlds: 25 Contemporary Photographers‘, will offer a guided tour of the exhibition this Saturday 30 July at 1pm. The tour will contextualise Mexican Photography today.

It will take place at the Sebastian Guinness Gallery – Connaught House, 1 Burlington Road, Dublin 4. Booking is not necessary, but we encourage you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour.

About Dante Busquets

Dante attended the San Francisco Art Institute where he studied photography with artists Pirkle Jones, Jack Fulton and Reagan Louie, among others. He obtained the technical degree at the Escuela Activa de Fotografía, in Mexico City, and has also completed workshops with Susan Meiselas, Abbas, Joseph Rodriguez, Cristian Caujolle and Heidi Specker.

Busquets has exhibited individually at the MUCA Roma, House of the First Printing Press of the Americas, and in the Coyoacanense Cultural Center, all in Mexico. He has participated in over twenty-five group shows in Mexico and overseas.
His project Diario DeAntes received the FONCA Young Artists Grant awarded by the Mexican Ministry of Culture. He has participated in several editions of the Mexican Bienal de Fotografía, receiving in 1997 an Honorable Mention for his series about gang life in Zamora, Michoacán, and in 2006 he was honored with the Acquisition Prize of the XII edition for his SATELUCO project, in which he photographs families and urban areas of a well-known suburb of northern Mexico City.

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Dates: 1pm 30 July

Sebastian Guinness Gallery
at Connaught House, 1 Burlington Road, Dublin 4.

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He recently received the grant Descubrimientos PHE México DF from the festival PhotoEspaña ’09, and the Leica Grant at FotoFest in Houston TX, USA, 2008.

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