Born to Shine By Nelson Morales


By (author): Nelson Morales

Title: Born to Shine

Subtitle: Shine Up To The Universe


Nelson Morales is Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences from the José Vasconcelos University of Oaxaca. Since 2008 he has dedicated himself completely to photography independently and has studied various educational programs of contemporary photography in Mexico. His work focuses mainly on issues of gender, body, identity and sexual diversity. He has made various collective and individual exhibitions in countries such as: Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Canada, Portugal, Peru, Malaysia, India, Belgium Brazil, Cuba, Poland, France, Argentina, Colombia, El Salvador, Costa Rica, United States and Mexico. Among the achievements he has obtained are: Honorable mention in the international photography contest: “Young people in the mirror”, (2010). Winner of the photo contest "It makes you see more" on channel 11 of the IPN (2012). Winner of the contest “Young people, their crises and hopes” Scholarship fotoensayo (2013). Latin American documentary photography contest finalist “Work and the days”, Finalist in the category of individual portrait “Kuala Lumpur Photo Fest. Awards Nominated in the international photography festival “Paraty in focus 2014 and 2015 (Fortaleza, Brazil) Honorable mention in the POY LATAM 2015. Honorable mention in the 2nd. Biennial Héctor García. In 2016 he obtained the Young Creators Scholarship (FONCA). Selected in the biennials of Oaxaca 2014 and 2016. Selected in the third of contemporary photography (2017). Selected in the Photography Biennial of the center of the image (2018). Finalist in the FOLA PHOTOBOOK award (2018). He was one of the winners of the “Arte para todos” call of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (2019). Honorable mention in the POY Latam contest for his photobook Musas Muxe (2019). Finalist in The Rencontres d'Arles Book awards contest, France (2019). First place in the PRIDE PHOTO AWARD international competition in the Netherlands (2019). Recently it is part of the National system of creators of FONCA. In 2020 he won the Center Stage Family contest in the fanzine category in Moscow Russia. In 2022 he won the grant PATROCINIOS by Jumex Foundation. His work has been published in Aperture, New York times, Vogue Italia, Vogue México, Vice, Mexicanísimo, TETU, Loeil de la photograpie, The British Journal of photography, Musée Magazine, Der Greif and many 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.

ISBN: 978-1-915600-76-9

Book language: English

Publishing house: Snap Collective Publishing

Publication date: 25/01/2023


Number of pages:

Category: Artbook

Price (€): 79

Keywords: LGBT, Mexican Artist, documentary, portraits.

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