Archive for April, 2012






The above pictures were taken at an event hosted by Northern New Mexico Collage. The event was called Una Resolana: The Light of Our Words-NNMC Symposium. Held on Thursday March 22, 2012.

Those on the panel are Adán Baca, David Martinez, Beats Tsosie-Peña, Luis Peña and Patricia Trujillo. Photos courtesy of Campana de Esperanza Fotography.

A release of Declamación II will be happening at the Española Public Library. Brought to you by Poetry at the Library Series. Venue host is Teddie Riehl, Event host and MC is Adán Baca, photographer Angelo J. Sandoval.

This event will be held on May 8, 2012 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Please come join Una Resolana, Española Library and Poetry at the Library for these great event.






Here are some pictures I took with an old flip phone camera, 2.1 mega pixals, edited with instagram.

This is La Acequia de Atraz de la Plaza. This is one of acequias in Cordova. I grew up around the acequias, but it wasn’t until I bought my home that I became involved in this old and blessed tradition. The acequias are the life link of the people of the Norte and Nuevo Mexico. Visit your nearest acequia and enjoy the sound of the water as it flows down stream.

Poetry at the Library on April 26, 2012 is happy to present Andrea Serrano from Albuquerque, NM.

Albuquerque native Andrea J. Serrano has been writing and performing poetry since 1994. Andrea has been published in various publications including Cantos al Sexto Sol: An Anthology of Aztlanahuac Writings(Rodriguez/Gonzales) and the forthcoming ¡Ban This! A Broken Sword Publication Anthology of Xican@ Writing.  Andrea is the youngest of six daughters and credits her family, her ties to land, language and culture and the experience of growing up Chicana in Albuquerque with influencing her writing.  Andrea is a member of  the band Cultura Fuerte, and is the creator and host of Speak, Poet: Voz, Palabra y Sonido, a monthly poetry venue.  Her book, My Ranchera Hips Can’t Dance Salsa and Other Poems will be published in November, 2012.


Siempre Lupe

© 2011 Angelo J. Sandoval

Touring the Annunciation House
On my way to the second floor, starting to
climb up the stairwell.
What do I see?¿Que miro en frente de mi?
A mural,
Un mural de
La Virgen de Guadalupe.
This mural is about eight from top to bottom.
A sign of esperanza.
La esperanza de que La Virgen morena,
Siempre quidando,
Un symbulo de juctica,
Un symbulo de fe.
The mural, la imagin,
Brings a calming feeling,
As you climb the stairs

La Virgin De Guadalupe, the Patron saint de la Casa Sandoval. An inspiration for hope. The photo above was take at a local restruant. The devotion a la Virgin Morena is part our life in the Sandoval house hold.

Its another great installation of Poetry at the Library hosted by Adan Baca! This month’s features are Joseph Ciddio and Jamilah Dixon. Also, there will be an open mic with two and sometimes even three rounds for poets to share their work. If you are a veterano in the spoken word scene drop by, if your a new comer to the world of spoken word, drop by. All are welcome and encouraged to participate in this great event!!! Campana de Esperanza Fotography will be documenting the event, images are available for purchase. Please come and support  your local library and invite the homies to share our wonderful library as well. Thank you to Teddie Riehl for allowing this great event to take place and thank you to Adan for all the hard work getting this event started!!! 

Buen venidos todos to my blog which will be discussing my photography and sharing my poetry! Events will be shared and advertised on this page as well!! The goals of El Razafotografista is to document poetry and cultural events in Northern New Mexico and all of Aztlan.

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Mi Querido Pueblo
(c) Angelo J Sandoval

San Antoñio de Padua del Pueblo Quema’o acunada en las faldas
De la montaña Sangre de Cristo.

Mi querido pueblo de los indigenos pueblanos, los Tanos.
el Huachin el lugar de la gente de mi querido pueblo antes Que llegaran los Españoles.

Durante el rebelión de Rio Arriba en el Pueblo de Chimayo en el año de 1837 unos en la batalla y ese mismo año
la iglesia fue acabada.
El templo de nuestro Dios listo para celebrar la Santa misa.
la iglesia dedicada a San Antoñio de Padua, milagroso.

This is the untold history of my village. Details missing, lost to time. identity gone, con el viento se fueron los cuentos de mi querido pueblo.

Las raíces indigenas han muerto, se han perdido con el tiempo.
solo queda una memoria de nuestros hermanos y hermanas indigenas.
Un pocito en una pader, la morada, el lugar de los Penitentes, el pocito de la harina de maiz, la harina sagrada.

la unica memoria, unica conneción a nuestra identidad indigena. La cañada de los Tanos la unica honra a nuestra familia indigena.

lugares sagrados de ceremonia, perdidos al tiempo solo queda un lugar sagrado, pero este lugar solo es de la Fe catolica, no de los indeginos de este,pueblo.

le pido a los cuatro vientos que el cuento de aquellos Guachines halle el camino a nuestros oidos para aprender nuestra historia indigena.