Mauricio Palos
San Luis Potosí, SLP.

+52 1 5533354280

Mauricio Palos (b. SLP-MEX, 1981) is an independent documentarian and cultural promoter who  works mainly in North and South America. His work explores a variety of issues that deal with historical memory linked to political crises and land conflicts.  His first book My Perro Rano, Chronicles of Central America, was published in  2010 by Editorial RM. He is currently producing his second book La Ley del  Monte, an idea of ​​revolutionary Mexico from 1900 that investigates the power  of the land and its relationship with the rural, political and social worlds in Mexico.

Palos is the Directorof the Centro Cultural Tenexcalco, a cultural center located on a rural area surrounded by common lands and private ranches in the Huasteca Potosina at his hometown at San Luis Potosí, its designed to bring and merge cultural activities on small rural communities.

His work has been published in Der SpiegelVolkskrant, Lufthansa Magazine, City Wire LondonGlamourColors MagazineThe Washington PostThe Wall Street Journal, Courier International, Bloomberg Busniesweek, Expansion Mexico, Gatopardo, Fusion, Roads and Kingdoms and Parts Unknown.

Personal website / Instagram / Blink

Film work

2015 - State of Censorship, Interactive web-doc film
2010 - En Algún Lugar, 28 min, Color mini DV

Selected Exhibitions

2017– La Ley del Monte. Centro de la Imagen. México.

2016- Mexico Megalopolis. Fotofestival Knnoke Heist. Belgica

2015 - 365 por los 43: Hasta las paredes saben, Casa del Hijo del Ahuizote. Mexico City, Mexico

2015 - The New Photojournalism, VICE Photo Annual Exhibition, Phi Centre. Montreal, Canada

2014 - Miradas, Mexican Contemporary Photographers, Bronx Documentary Center, Bronx, NY

Selected Awards

2017– Foto Fria, visual traces of the Cold War in Latin America. Arts and HumanitiesResearch Council (AHRC) of the United Kingdom. UK

2016- Honorable mention. XIV Photography Biennal. Centro dela Imagen. Mexico City, Mexico.

2013 - Young Creators Grant, Fonca, Conaculta. Mexico

2010 - Honorable mention. Cultural journalism award Fernando Benitez FIL. Guadalajara, Mexico

2010 - IIE Grant, Ford Foundation. Mexico - USA.

Selected Publications

2016– La Familia Hernandez de Guerrero y Queens. Newsprint. Mexico

2014 - Shallow Graves, Empty Stretch Press. USA

2013 - Legal Aliens, Straylight Press, Canada

2011 - Peso y Levedad, exhibition catalogue at Photoespaña, La Fabrica, España

2010 - My Perro Rano: Crónicas de Centroamérica, Editorial RM, Mexico / Barcelona

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