Musuk Nolte (Ciudad de Mexico, 1988 / Nationalized Peruvian) holds a degree in professional photography and a Master in contemporary photography at Centro de la Imagen in Perú. His work has a documentary and artistic approach about cultural and social issues in dialogue with other sources of understanding the human condition, like different cultural cosmovision’s in the Amazonian and human rights cases.
He has been staff photographer in El Comercio newspaper (2008-2012) and his work had been published in international media such as Time Magazine, LeFigaro, Corridera della sera, CNN International, Internazionale, L'Insensé, Etiqueta Negra, El País, Folha Sao Paulo, among others.
Nolte has been awarded with the VI National Photography Award “Eugene Courret” (2009) and the FONCA Fellowship (2010). He was selected for the World Press Photo Master Class in Latam (2015) and received the Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund grant (2017). He has also received the Elliott Erwitt Havana Club 7 fellowship, presented with solo shows in Paris Photo (2017) and PhotoEspaña XX (2018).
He has presented eleven solo exhibitions and been part of several group exhibitions in biennials and museums such as the MALI (Lima Art Museum), SIPF (Singapore Photography Biennial), lll Daegu Photo Bienal in Korea, III Photoquai Biennial, Les Rencontres d´Arles, Angkor Photography Festival, PhotoEspaña XX, XV Architecture Venice Biennale, FoLa, Parisphoto, among others.
Musuk has published five books: PIRUW (with Leslie Searles), La Primera Piedra, Flor de Toé (with Versus Photo Collective), La Velocidad de la Deriva and Sombra de Isla. Nolte is also founder and editor of KWY Ediciones, an independent photography publisher house for Latinoamérica authors.
At the time, he is a National Geographic explorer grantee and member of the board and lecturer of the specialization in documentary photography of Centro de la Imagen in Peru.