Mauricio Palos

(b. MEX, 1981) is an independent documentary photographer and videographer working mainly on personal projects in North and Central America. His work explores a variety of issues that are strongly related to the effects of violence on migration and exiles in the region due to political crisis, gang violence, narcotraffic, and local conflicts. His first book My Perro Rano, Central America Chronicles was published in 2010 by Editorial RM and was selected among the best photobooks of 2011 by the British Journal of Photography. He is now working on his second book Le Ley del Monte, an exploration of Mexico, based on an idea from the Mexican revolution that theorise that the laws of the land will always belong to the more powerful.

He is co-founder along with Sr. Click of Encuentro Fotografico Mexico, a annual independent photography festival, held in Cholula, Mexico, that aims for solidarity, professionalization, worthy spaces, but most importantly to create opportunities for exchange of ideas, in search of a democratic exercise in the world of photography.

Photographer Websites:

Der Spiegel, Volkskrant, Lufthansa Magazine, City Wire London, Glamour, Colors Magazine, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Courier International, Vice, Expansion Mexico, Gatopardo, Article 19, Fusion, Getty Images, Ternium.

2016 - Mexico Megalopolis. Fotofestival Knnoke Heist. Belgica
2015 - Aquí nos vemos. Fotografía en América Latina 2000-2015. Centro Cultural Kirchner. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2015 - 365 por los 43. Hasta las paredes saben. Casa del Hijo del Ahuizote. Mexico City, Mexico.
2015 - Develar y detonar. Fotografía en México, ca. 2015. CentroCentro Cibeles. Madrid, España.
2015 - The New Photojournalism. Vice Photo Annual Exhibition. Phi Centre. Montreal Canada.
2014 – Miradas, Mexican Contemporary Photographers. Bronx Documentary Center. Bronx, NY
2014 – Acciones Territoriales, Ex Teresa Arte Actual. Mexico DF.
2013 - Umbrales 1.5: fotografia mexicana. [CdF] Fotogalería Prado. Montevideo, Uruguay.
2013 – XV Bienal de Fotografía. Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City, Mexico.
2011 – Peso y Levedad. Instituto Cervantes. Photoespaña. Madrid, España.
2011 – Museos Modernidad en Transito. Museo de America. Madrid, España.
2011 – Laberinto de Miradas. Tabacalera. Madrid, España.
2010 – XIV Bienal de Fotografía. Centro de la Imagen, México DF
2010 – “3 Color, Fotografía Mexicana Contemporánea” 320° Art, Cultural, Educational and Technical Center, Siofók, Hungría
2008 – Laberinto de Miradas. Centro Cultural de España. México DF
2008 – Aves en la Luna. Casa del Lago, Chapultepec. México DF

2014 – Shallow Graves. Gundlock, Gregory, Bracco, Maximo, Palos. Canada – Mexico
2013 _ Illegal Alines zine. Gundlock and Palos. Canada – Mexico
2013 – XIV Bienal de Fotografía. Exhibition catalogue. Centro de la Imagen. México DF
2012 – A través de la Máscara. Metamórfosis del retrato fotográfico en México, Editorial Televisa. Mexico DF
2011 – Peso y Levedad. Exhibition catalogue. La Fabrica. España
2011 – My Perro Rano. Crónicas de Centroamérica. Editorial RM. México / Barcelona
2010 – Laberinto de Miradas. Editorial RM. Exhibition catalogue. México / Barcelona
2010 – XIV Bienal de Fotografía. Exhibition catalogue. Centro de la Imagen. México DF
2008 – Casa de Lago Juan José Arreola. Exhibition catalogue. México DF

Miradas, BDC. Bronx NY 2014Miradas, BDC. Bronx NY 2014