Irving Villegas (b. 1982) is a Mexican photographer currently based in Hannover, Germany.
He studied photojournalism and documentary photography at University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover.
In 2005 he started to collaborate with national and international newspapers, news-photo agencies and NGOs. He focused on documentary photography, currently he is working on his project" working far away" about seasonal workers in different countries. He intends to continue working on this issue in the months and years to come.
He is Feature Contributor at INSTITUTE for Artist Management.
2014 PhotOn Festival Award (Photojournalist Festival in Valencia, Spain) with the project „Working far away“.
2014 Honorable Mention at Perugia Social Photo Fest (Perugia , Italy) with the project „Working far away“.
2014 Finalist in Emergentes dst Award at Encontros da Imagen in Braga, Portugal. with the project „Working far away“.
2010 Finalis in the cover magazine contest. "Titelbilder-Wettbewerb 2010 PP" Photopresse Magazine , Germany.
2009 Honorary Mention " in the 8. International Barnack Biennales 2009 , Lynow, Germany.
2009 Finalis in the cover magazine contest. "Titelbilder-Wettbewerb 2009 PP" Photopresse Magazine , Germany.
2006 First and second place in diferents categories in National Geographic competition "Luces de America 2006, Mexico.
2015 „Working far away“ exhibition at „Triennial of Photography Hamburg“ .June. Hamburg, Germany.
2015 "Working far away" exhibition at "Kolga Tbilisi photo Festival" .May. Tbilisi. Georgien.
2015 "Working far away" exhibition at "Photon Festival" .May. Valencia. Spain
2015 "Working far away" exhibition at "Focus photography Festival" .March. Mumbai, India.
2011 Format Festival (Derby/ UK) The artworks was commissioned by collectives encounter's currator Yasmina Reggad for an exhibition during the Format festival in Derby.
2010 Gymnaka Photo España 2010 (Madrid,Spain)
2006 "Expofotoperiodismo", Museo de la ciudad de Mexico.
2006 "71 Imagenes"Centro cultural AROC Mexico.
2015 "Working far away" at Slideluck CORTONA ON THE MOVE. Cortona, Italy,July 2015
2015 "Working far away" Night Projection at Encontros da Imagen. September. Braga, Portugal