Overview participating exhibitions

Data Rush
2015

Data Rush

Fernando Moleres

Internet Gaming Addicts (2014)

In no other country, are there as many Internet users as in China – 600 million. This prosperity, however, has a dark side. Thousands of Chinese, particularly youths, are addicted to Internet gaming. They isolate themselves in their rooms or in Internet cafés, where they can sometimes play online games for days on end, with disastrous consequences for their social and family life. Some gamers even die in front of the computer resulting from exhaustion and lack of movement. Fernando Moleres followed addicted youths who are trying to kick the habit at a clinic run by psychiatrist Tao Ran, who also a colonel in the People’s Liberation Army. Ran combines psychological and medical therapy with a strict military training, which also involves immediate family members. Many parents even allow themselves to be admitted into the clinic together with their child.

Act of Faith
2007

Act of Faith

Fernando Moleres

Fernando Moleres

Oblivion comprises portraits of Orthodox Serbian monks and of nagas from India. The monks reside in a small, poor monastery near the border with Kosovo. During or after the war in what used to be Yugoslavia, they exchanged their normal lives for an ascetic existence in the service of God. The nagas are a radical Indian equivalent of monks, anciently founded to protect Hinduism, by violence if necessary. They smear their bodies with ash, smoke hashish and wear their hair long in honor of the god Shiva, whose flowing hair is reputed to possess preternatural powers. Fernando Moleres photographed the monks and nagas in their search for spiritual peace by means of meditation and prayer.

  • OBLIVION (Serbia / India, 2006-2007)

    Oblivion comprises portraits of Orthodox Serbian monks and of nagas from India. The monks reside in a small, poor monastery near the border with Kosovo. During or after the war in what used to be Yugoslavia, they exchanged their normal lives for an ascetic existence in the service of God. The nagas are a radical Indian equivalent of monks, anciently founded to protect Hinduism, by violence if necessary. They smear their bodies with ash, smoke hashish and wear their hair long in honor of the god Shiva, whose flowing hair is reputed to possess preternatural powers. Fernando Moleres photographed the monks and nagas in their search for spiritual peace by means of meditation and prayer.

  • OBLIVION (Serbia / India, 2006-2007)

Another Asia II
2006

Another Asia II

Fernando Moleres

Fernando Moleres

In the 1980s there were 63 Levi Strauss factories in the United States. The last one recently closed its doors. With the globalization of the economy, the clothing industry has almost entirely moved to Asia. There clothing can be produced for a fifth of the previous cost. That makes the future of the Western clothing industry uncertain. It is estimated that in the next decade half the remaining clothing factories in Europe and the United States will close down. In WOMEN IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY (2004) Fernando Moleres photographed the clothing industry in several Asian countries, including Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The factories are primarily populated by women, who work under miserable conditions.

  • WOMEN IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY (2004)

    In the 1980s there were 63 Levi Strauss factories in the United States. The last one recently closed its doors. With the globalization of the economy, the clothing industry has almost entirely moved to Asia. There clothing can be produced for a fifth of the previous cost. That makes the future of the Western clothing industry uncertain. It is estimated that in the next decade half the remaining clothing factories in Europe and the United States will close down. In WOMEN IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY (2004) Fernando Moleres photographed the clothing industry in several Asian countries, including Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The factories are primarily populated by women, who work under miserable conditions.

  • WOMEN IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY (2004)

  • WOMEN IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY (2004)

  • WOMEN IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY (2004)

  • WOMEN IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY (2004)

Global Detail
2003

Global Detail

Fernando Moleres

Fernando Moleres

Today there are still millions of children performing heavy and dangerous work on a daily basis. Particularly in poor countries with inadequate educational systems it is easy to abuse a labour force of children. This has enormous consequences for their physical and mental development. Fernando Moleres pictures the worst forms of child labour.

  • CHILDREN AT WORK

    Today there are still millions of children performing heavy and dangerous work on a daily basis. Particularly in poor countries with inadequate educational systems it is easy to abuse a labour force of children. This has enormous consequences for their physical and mental development. Fernando Moleres pictures the worst forms of child labour.

  • CHILDREN AT WORK

  • CHILDREN AT WORK

  • CHILDREN AT WORK

  • CHILDREN AT WORK

Biography

The work of Fernando Moleres (Spain, 1963) has been featured in The Independent, Stern, Le Figaro Magazine and TIME, among others. He has received various prizes for his photographs, including the World Understanding Award from POY and a Lucie Award. World Press Photo has awarded his work four times. At Noorderlicht, among other things, he has been a participant in the project The Sweet and Sour Story of Sugar.

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Act of Faith

Act of Faith

Price EUR 10,00

Global Detail

Global Detail

Price EUR 35,00

Another Asia

Another Asia

Price EUR 10,00