Biography

Misha Vallejo is a photographer whose work lies on the border between documentary and art photography. He was born in 1985 in Riobamba, Ecuador.

In 2015 he completed his MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. He works as a freelance photographer since 2010 and is a member of the documentary photography collective Runa Photos.

In 2016 he published his first photobook "Al otro lado" with Brazilian publishing house Editora Madalena. This publication was shortlisted as one of the best 40 author books by Les Rencontres De La Photographie festival in Arles in 2016.

Among others, his recent exhibitions include "Proyectos Mariano Aguilera" at the Contemporary Art Centre of Quito, Ecuador, 2016; "Buen Vivir Bien" at the National Arts Museum of La Paz, Bolivia, 2016; "ImproVISION 52" at the Photographic Museum of Humanity website 2015; "Miradas íntimas" at Arte Actual gallery in Quito, 2014; "La imagen cuenta - Latitudes" at the Cultural Centre García Márquez in Bogotá, Colombia, 2012; "24 Horas" at the Asociación Humboldt Quito, 2011 and "Inexistent people" at the contemporary art gallery Loft Project ETAGI in St. Petersburg, Russia, 2011. His work has also been showed at several international photography festivals in Russia, UK, Israel, Turkey and Lithuania.

In 2015 he won both the Ecuadorian National Arts Prize Nuevo Mariano Aguilera and the Fondos Concursables grant by the Culture Ministry of Ecuador. In 2013 he won the SonimagFoto scholarship given by the Photojournalism Postgraduate Department of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He was also shortlisted in international photo contests such as the Sony World Photography Awards 2015 in the Mobile Phone category, The Other Hundred – Entrepeneurs 2014, FotoVisura 2013 and 2010 and Exposure 2011, among others. He is currently based in Quito, Ecuador.