Biography

Jonathan “Jonás” Moller is an award-winning documentary photographer and human rights activist. Since 1991 Moller has worked mostly in Central America (primarily Guatemala), as well as in Peru and Cuba. He is the author of two books on Guatemala, a recent book about Peru, and an upcoming book about the diversity of young Cubans.

Moller’s work is in the collections of numerous museums, among others the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the George Eastman House, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art; and in Latin America: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, Museo de Arte of Peru, Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas, Museo de Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia, and the Casa de Las Americas in Havana.

Moller has exhibited and spoken widely in the United States, Latin America and Europe, in places as far-ranging as the International Museum of Photography in Rochester, McGill University in Montreal, the European Parliament in Brussels, the University of Granada, Spain, the Biblioteca Nacional del Peru, and the Memorial José Martí museum in Havana. He has been a member of Impact Visuals and Swanstock, and his photographs have appeared in numerous magazines and periodicals, including the LIFE 2001 Album: The Year in Pictures, Photo District News, Photo Italia, DoubleTake, and the Cultural Survival Quarterly.

Moller’s photographs have been used by many NGOs in Latin America, the US and Europe for educational and advocacy purposes, from grassroots human rights and solidarity organizations in Central America and the U.S., to the Soros Foundation, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch.