BIO

Bilbao 1963; living in Barcelona since 2001.
For more than 25 years I have photographed current affairs related to Human Rights. Some of these stories, such as child labor exploitation or minors in jail.

Since 2014 i am working in the project Anthropocene.
Documental photography is, for me, a life-affirming attitude, a tool that lets me approach situations that captivate me, preoccupy me, and make me want to participate.
 Being a freelancer lets me work on personal projects over a long period of time.

My photo stories/archive  are distributed by photography agencies—Panos  and  Laif.

  Prizes & Grants

- Propuestas VEGAP, Madrid 2019.

- Tim Hetherington Grant 2012. World Press Photo and Human Watch Rights
- Lucie Awards 2012, Deeper Perspective Award. Los Angeles, USA. 
- Moving Walls 2012, "Juvenile in prison, Sierra Leone", N.Y.C-USA 
- World Press Photo 2011, " Juvenile in prison, Sierra Leone", Daily life series.
- POY, Picture of the Year 2011. World Understanding Award. USA
- 8th Festival Images, Leica Prize. Vevey, Switzerland 2011.
- Finalist W. Eugene Smith Grant. N.Y.C USA 2011.
- Luis Valtueña International prize 2010, Spain.
- World Press Photo 2002 , Burning Man in Art , series.
- W. Eugene Smith Grant 1999 ( 2ª prize) . New York.
- World Press Photo 1998, " Child labour" in Daily life series.
- Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation Grant. Sweden 1996.
- Beca Fotopress, Barcelona 1994.
- Mother Jones Grant. Los Angeles, USA 1994. 

  Books

- Child Labour. Published by: Peliti (ITA), Braus (GER), Acte Sud (FRA),

- Lunwerg (ESP), International edition by OIT
- Uomini Di Dio (ITA),
- Images de la Foi ( FRA),
- Lives of Devotion (USA &CAN) Published by Rizzoli International,
- Hombres de Dios Published by La Esfera (ESP)

- European Publish Awards ( finalist ) in 1998 and 2012.

  Exhibitions

-  Roca Gallery Madrid, Melting Landscapes, 2/2020. 

-  Sala la Florida, L´Hospitalet Melting Landscapes, 5/2019.

-  Nuit de la Photo, Switzerland, 2/1018              

-  ArtsFor , Digital Week, Milan, 3/2018.                        

-  Galeria Fuji  Tokyo , Melting Landscapes, 1/2018                                            

-  Centro Santa Mónica , Barcelona, 2016                         

-  DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, 2/2016   

-  Galeria Tache. Barcelona, Melting Landscapes, 7/2015.                      

-  DOCfield, Barcelona, 2015.                                              

-  Noorderlicht  (Holland) 2015.                                                        

-  Bronx Documentary Center (NYC), 10/2014.                    

-  Teatro Nacional de Bruselas,10/2013.

-  Moving Walls 2013, New York City and Washington
-  Festival Images , Vevey Switzerland. Sept. 2012, Juvenile in prisons, S. Leone
-  IVAM (Art Modern Museum ) May 2012, Juvenile in prisons, S. Leone
-  The Saatchi Gallery, London( feb-2012) collective,Child labour
-  The Sunday Times Magazine 50th Anniversary Photography Exhibition
-  FotoEvidence Gallery, NYC, Oct 2011, Juvenile in prisons, Sierra Leone
-  Newseum. Washington April 2011, Juvenile in prisons, Sierra Leone
-  Visa pour l´image. France. Sept. 2011, Juvenile in prisons, Sierra Leone
-  Expo Photo Month Krakow Polond. June 2008 ,Child labour
-  Fundación Telefónica- Ayto Lima, Peru. May 2008,Child labour
-  Caja Canarias, Tenerife. Febr. 2008, Exodus in Rwanda 1996
-  Side Gallery Newcastle-England Oct-Nov 2005,Child labour
-  Dunkers Kulturhus , Helsinborg Sweden January-Marz 2005,Child labour
-  Noordelicht Photofestival , Holland 2003, Child labour
-  Gallery Dupon , Paris. May-2003, Ethiopian Christians
-  Museum of Pilgrimage , S. Compostela,Spain. 2002,Ethiopian Christians
-  Photo festival de Honfleur, Francia. Mayo 2001, Child labour
-  Visa pour L´Image, France. 2000, Child labour
-  PHotoEspaña 2000, Child labour

Contact Me

E- moleresfernando@gmail.com

T- +34 656498986