Past Exhibit

Aliento A Tequila

September 14, 2019–January 5, 2020
At UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

Exhibit Overview

Photographer Joel Salcido’s Aliento A Tequila photographic exhibit visually explores and celebrates the landscape, culture, and traditions that gave birth to tequila, Mexico’s mestizo national drink. The series includes the original distilleries that literally founded the industry, as well as a series of artisanal tequileras committed to the ancestral ways of tequila-making, from harvest to bottle.

The exhibit was curated by Roy L. Flukinger, M.A., Emeritus Senior Curator, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin. The series fulfills an educational and fine art component based on photographs taken with medium format film as well as digital captures.