(b. SLP-MEX, 1981) Documentarian and cultural promoter who works mainly in North & 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, it was choose as one of the best photobooks of 2011 by the British Journal of Photography.

Palos holds a B.B.M. by the Universidad del Valle de Mexico and a Marketing expert diploma by the Universidad Europea de Madrid, he is also the Director of 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, the project its designed to bring and merge artistic cultural activities on small rural communities.

His work has been published in Der Spiegel, Volkskrant, Lufthansa Magazine, City Wire London, Glamour, Colors Magazine, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yotk Times, Courier International, Bloomberg, Forbes, Gatopardo, Fusion, Roads and Kingdoms and Parts Unknown and has been widely exhibited in Europe and the Americas. Its based at his home town in northern Mexico, San Luis Potosi.

Film work

2018 - La Ley del Monte - 3 channel video installation 

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

Selected Exhibitions

2018 - Attacks on the Press: Mexico. Bronx Dcoumentary Center - Photoville. NY

2018 – La Ley del Monte. Centro Fotográfico Manuel Alvarez Bravo. Oaxaca, Mexico.

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

2018 - Sistema Nacional de Creadores. CONACULTA. Mexico

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 de la 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

2018 - Is This Tomorrow. Casa del Ahuizote. Mexico

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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