Fernando Moleres was born in Bilbao, 1963 and based in Barcelona. He is a self-taught photographer who discovered photography while traveling and doing volunteer work as an activist, laborer, and medical nurse in Nicaragua during sandinist time.
Moleres has produced multiple reports on pressing social issues, such as refugees in Kurdistan, and Rwanda, and juveniles in African prisons. His books include Children at Work, published in 2000, which focuses on the systematic exploitation of child. Another publication, Men of God, explores monastic life and Internet gaming addicts in china.
Moleres received the World Press Photo Award in 1997 (series, daily life) and 2002 (series, art). In 2011, he won the World Press Photo Award daily life series for a reportage of Juveniles in Prison. In 1999 and 2011, Moleres won Additional prize and was a finalist, respectively, for the W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography. He is represented by PANOS Pictures and LAIF ( Germany) .