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Fernando Moleres

Fernando Moleres

Press Photographer


Fernando Moleres was born in Bilbao, Spain in 1963. He began work as a nurse in his home village, traveling in 1987 to pursue that calling in Nicaragua, during the Sandinista period. It was there that Moleres began to appreciate the value of photography and to teach himself how to do it. During the early 1990s, he combined nursing work with long periods traveling and doing photo projects, such as Children at Work, which lasted several years and took him to many countries. His photos have appeared in a number of international publications, such as Stern, Le Figaro Magazine, Le Monde 2, La Republica, Io Donna, The Independent and The Sunday Times Magazine. Moleres has published two books and has had more than 20 solo exhibitions worldwide. His honors include a Picture of the Year 2011, two previous World Press Photo prizes (in 2008 and 1998), a W. Eugene Smith Grant, a Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation Grant, and a Lucia Award 2012 Deeper Perspectives Award, among others.





– Tim Hetherington Grant 2012. World Press Photo and H. W. R Waiting for Justice
– Lucie Awards 2012  Deeper Perspective  Award. L.A , USA. Waiting for Justice
– World Press Photo 2011, “ Juvenile behind bars in Sierra Leone” Daily life series.
– POY, World Understanding Award. Picture of the Year 2011.  Waiting for Justice
– 8th Vevey. Leica prize. May 2011. Waiting for Justice
– Finalist W. Eugene Smith 2011. Waiting for Justice

– World Press Photo 2002 , Burning Man in Art , series.

– W. Eugene Smith Grant 1999 ( Additional Prize) . New York. Child labour
– World Press Photo 1998, “ Children at work” daily life series. Child labour
– Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation Grant, 1996. Sweden. Child labour
– Mother Jones Grant , 1994. Los Angeles, USA. Child labour

PUBLICATIONS (reportages ):
Stern, Le Figaro Magazine , Le Monde 2, La Republica, , El Pais Semanal, The Independent, The Sunday Times Magazine, Days Japan, TIME…



– National Theather, Brussels  oct.2013 -Waiting for Justice, Sierra Leone
– The Other Hundred, Hong Kong sept 2013 – Blind Woman in Chamber orchestra
– Moving Walls  2013 in NYC and Washington – Juvenile in Prisons, Sierra Leone
– Yangon Photo Festival 2013 – Juvenile in Prisons, Sierra Leone
– Antropography , 2012 Montreal – Juvenile in Prisons, Sierra Leone
– Festival Images , Vevey  Switzerland  2012 – Juvenile in Prisons, Sierra Leone
– IVAM (Art modern Museum of Valencia) May 2012 – Juvenile in Prisons, Sierra Leone
– The Saatchi  Gallery,  London 2012 colectiva – Child labour
– FotoEvidence Gallery, NYC  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
– Tenerife, Spain. Febr. 2008 – Exodus in Rwanda 1996
– Side Gallery Newcastle-England. Oct-Nov 2005 – Child labour
– Noordelicht Photofestival. Holland 2003 – Child labour
– Gallery Dupon , Paris. May-2003 – Ethiopian Christians
– Photo festival de Honfleur, Mayo 2001. France. – Child labour
– Visa pour L´Image  2000,  France. – Child labour
– PHotoEspaña 2000. – Child labour


– STOLEN CHILDHOOD about    Child labour.
Published by: Peliti , Braus , Acte Sud , Lunwerg

Uomini di Dio (Italy), Lives of Devotion (USA)         published by Rizzoli International;

– WAITING FOR JUSTICE, SIERRA LEONA  finalist of European Publishers  Award  for Photograpy  2012.

Artworks by Fernando Moleres