b. 1992 in Guadalajara, México. Lives in Madrid, Spain.
Abel Anaya A.
Queer Photographer & Visual Artist based between Mexico City & Madrid.
Art & Creative director / Independent Zine @independent_zine & @paisaa.g
Abel Anaya began in the world of graphic design and visual arts at the hands of MASA, carrying out joint projects focused on music, lifestyle and fashion, winning a Latin Grammy in 2012 for best packaging design for the band Viniloversus.
Alone, dedicating himself especially to fashion and advertising, he carried out projects between the US & Mexico, focused on portraiture and editorial, being published in magazines such as Nylon, Elle, Vogue Mexico, etc... and working for brands such as Unilever, Mac Cosmetics, Universal Music, Sony Music, TV Azteca, etc...
He has always been interested in gender expression, especially masculinity and how it has been changing both in fashion and in his personal life throughout his career, this interest led him to study an MFA in artistic photography and documentary by the TAI school in Madrid, to develop their technical, creative and research knowledge on the subject...
2021 - 2022 MFA Artistic & Documentary Photography - TAI Madrid
2015–2018 Master in Fashion Photography by Nick Knight, Annie Leibovitz, Inez & Vinoodh, etc...
2014–2015 Professional Photography - Academia de Artes Visuales (AAVI) Mexico
2013–2014 Visual Arts Exchange Program - Santa Fe University Of Arts and Desing, New Mexico EUA.
2010 – 2014 BFA Graphic Design - Universidad del Valle de Mexico, Guadalajara.
Purple Magazine France, Elle Mexico, Vogue Mexico, NEO2 Spain, Nylon Español, RomiMedia Mexico, Cream Magazine Mexico, Period Magazine China, Vanity Teen Barcelona, PAP Milan, SafeHomme Los Angeles, Meow Magazine Mexico, STEEL New York, Lady Gunn New York, The Guest Magazine Mexico, Bad Hombre, Mexico, Y-Not Mexico, Flesh Mexico, Crom Magazine Mexico, Edward Los Angeles, Cake Magazine, etc...
Commercial & Fashion Clients
Sony Music, Universal Music, Altamira Records, Nike, Vans, MAC Cosmetics, TNT, etc...
#EsteEsMiMundo Exhibit x Cultura Colectiva
Neo2, Mexico Fashion Film Festival, Crom Magazine, etc...