Nelson Morales


Nelson Morales.

Since 2008, he has dedicated himself completely to photography in an independent way and has studied different educational programs of contemporary photography in Mexico. His work focuses mainly on issues of gender, body, identity and sexual diversity.

He has made several collective and individual exhibitions in countries such as: Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Canada, Portugal, Malaysia, India, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Greece, United States and Mexico.

Among his achievements are: Honorable Mention in the international photography competition: ” Jóvenes en el espejo”, (2010). Winner of the photo contest “Te hace ver mas” of the IPN channel 11 (2012). Winner of the contest ” Los jóvenes, sus crisis y esperanzas” Photo Essay Scholarship (2013).  Finalist in the Latin American documentary photography contest ” El trabajo y los días”, Finalist in the individual portrait category “Kuala Lumpur Photo Fest. Awards. Nominated in the international photography festival “Paraty em foco 2014 and 2015 (Fortaleza, Brazil) Honorable Mention in the POY LATAM 2015. Honorable Mention at the 2nd Héctor García Biennial. In 2016 he obtained the Young Creators Scholarship (FONCA). Selected in the 2014 and 2016 Oaxaca Biennials. Selected in the third one of contemporary photography (2017). Selected in the Biennial of photography of the center of the image (2018). Finalist in the FOLA PHOTOBOOK award competition (2018). He was one of the winners of the ” Arte para todos ” contest of the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (2019). Honorable mention in the POY Latam contest for his photobook Musas Muxe (2019). Finalist in the contest The Rencontres d’Arles Book awards, France (2019). First place in the international contest PRIDE PHOTO AWARD in the Netherlands (2019).

Recently entered into the National System of Creators of Fonca. In 2020 he won the Center Stage competition in Moscow Russia.

His work has been published in Aperture, New York times, Vogue Italia, Vice, Mexicanísimo, Enfoque visual, TETU, L’oeil de la photographie, The British Journal of photography, Der Greif and others.

In 2018 he published his first photobook, “Musas Muxe” and in 2019 he published his second photobook “Fantastic Woman”.

His work belongs to different collections, both public and private.

Instagram: @nelsonmoralesmx