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   BIO

Bilbao 1963; living in Barcelona since 2001.
For more than 30 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,worry and make me to take part on personal projects .

Belong to  photography agencies: Panos  and  Laif.

  Prizes & Grants

- Plan Nacional de Fotografia 2023

- 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) and OIT
- Lives of Devotion (USA & CAN) Published by Rizzoli International
- Hombres de Dios Published by La Esfera (ESP)

- Uomini Di Dio (ITA)

- Images de la Foi ( FRA)

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

  Exhibitions

-  Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid: Antropoceno, 2025

-  Sala Séneca-Ayto Alicante: La huella del deshielo 2024

-  Sala Wonder Fujifilm Barcelona: La huella del deshielo 2023

-  La Casa de las Ciencias, Logroño: La huella del deshielo 2023

-  Centro de fotografía DKV Zaragoza: Antropoceno, 2023

-  Fundación Cristina Enea Donostia: La Huella del Deshielo, 2023

-  Centro Ataria, Vitoria: La Huella del Deshielo, 2022

-  Metro de Bilbao ( Ayto): La Huella del Deshielo, 2021

-  PHotoEspaña (sección oficial), Alcobendas: Paisajes en Deshielo, 2021

-  Dom Museum Wien, Austria: Rich and Poor in the Mirror of Art, 2021

-  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: Juvenile in prisons, S. Leone, .

-  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 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

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