Born in Madrid (Spain), Juan Rodríguez Morales is an emerging documentary photographer based in Madrid. In 2003, he completed his studies in psychology. Afterwards, he studied photography in Alcobendas...
Born in Madrid (Spain), Juan Rodríguez Morales is an emerging documentary photographer based in Madrid.
In 2003, he completed his studies in psychology. Afterwards, he studied photography in Alcobendas (Madrid) at People´s University. His first project was a documentation of refugee camps in Western Sahara, which culminated in his first exhibtion. Since, he has worked on several projects more focused on street photography. In 2011, Juan Rodríguez Morales participated in a photo workshop with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, which changed his vision on photography. Since then he works hardly in new projects focused on street and documentary photography. In 2013, Juan was recognized during Photo España under Discoveries because of his project "One Big City". He has participated in a few collective exhibitions and publications. In 2015 he receives an Honorable Mention for the FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Photography Project with his work "Ghost world".
As part of the collective "Contemporaries" has participated in few collective exhibitions and published the book "Contemporaries" in 2015. His works have been published in several digital media.
Today, he is still working on street photography.
Exhibitions and prizes: Individual exhibition “Sahara: The Infinite Light” at People´s University in Alcobendas, Madrid (Spain). April 2010.
Selected picture projection "Fotonoche 2010" work "Sahara: the infinite light." July 2010
Individual exhibition "Five blocks around" at the Cultural Center Orcasitas Plateau, Madrid (Spain). May 2011.
Finalist in the travel photo contest for the newspaper "El País". July 2011.
Selected to participate within the international photo festival Photo España 2013. June 2014
Collective exhibition: "The Street: States and Conditions" on FotoFabrika Festival Sofia 2014
Collective exhibition: "New international photography in the twentieth century". Alcorcón (Madrid). February 2015
Finalist in international scholarships "Roberto Villagraz". March 2015
Selected to participate in DOCField>15, the documentary festival in Barcelona. May 2015
Honorable Mention for the FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Photography Project. August 2015
Collective exhibition: "New international photography in the twentieth century". Leganés (Madrid). October - November 2015
Colletctive exhibition in GuatePhoto Festival. November 2015
Collective exhibition: "New international photography in the twentieth century". Alcobendas (Madrid). November 2015 - January 2016
Collective exhibition: "New international photography in the twentieth century" in Segovia Photo Festival. Segovia (Castilla y León - Spain). February 2016.
Collective exhibition: "New international photography in the twentieth century" in XXIV Zaratutz Photographic Days. Zarautz (Vasque Country - Spain). March - April 2016.
Selected to participate in IX Slideluck Barcelona. May 2016.
Collective exhibition: "New international photography in the twentieth century" in Imaginaria Photo Festival. Castellón (Spain). May - June 2016.
Collective exhibition: "No words" in PhotoEspaña 2016. Madrid. June - August 2016.
Collective exhibition: "No words". Huelva (Spain). January - February 2017
Collective exhibition: "Exhibit Around. Urban and human empathy". Budapest (Hungary) July- August 2017
Solo exhibition: "Heroes for a day" in Urban Photo Awards. Krakow (Poland). September 2017
Collective exhibition: "Exhibit Around. Urban and human empathy". Trieste (Italy). October- November 2017
Collective exhibition: "Nothing left to be saved". Instytut Fotografii Fort. Warsaw (Poland). July-August 2018
Collective screening at the Photomonth East London Festival. October 2018
Collective online exhibition "Sense of place" hosted by Wobneb Magazine. October 2018
Honorable Mention in ND Awards. Street Photography category. November 2018
Collective online exhibition "Color" at Black Box Gallery. December. 2018
Honorable Mention in Chromatic Awards. People category. December 2018
Nominee at the 12th Annual International Color Awards. March. 2019
Collective exhibition "Stranger than fiction" at Loosenart Gallery. Rome (Italy). May-June 2019
Honorable Mention in IPA One Shot: Street Photography Awards 2019. Category: People.
Collective exhibition: "Street short stories". Trieste (Italy). October - November 2019
Collective exhibition "Public space" at Sirigaita Gallery. Lisbon (Portugal). November -December 2019
Honorable Mention in ND Awards. People category. November 2019
Honorable Mention in Moscow International Foto Awards. Sports/Events category. 2020
Collective exhibition "The Print Swap" at BBA Gallery. Berlin (Germany). July 2020
Honorable Mention in Chromatic Awards. Street category. December 2020
Second prize in the Alliance Française and EFTI International Photography Competition 2020
Honorable Mention in Vienna International Photography Awards. September 2021
Finalist in FujiFilm Moment Street Photo Awards. 2021
Second prize in XI City of Alcobendas Photography Contest. 2021
Finalist in Italian Street Photo Festival. 2022
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