Musuk Nolte


Musuk Nolte is a photographer, documentalist and editor. His work straddles documentary and artistic photography to approach social issues, such as memory and environmental depredation. Throughout his career, he has often worked with communities and cultures from the Andean and Amazonian regions, integrating their different cosmovisions, and the history of violence they have faced, into his images. 

Nolte graduated with a degree in professional photography with a specialization in contemporary photography, and has since presented 16 solo shows. His work has been part of several group exhibitions at events including ParisPhoto, Les Rencontres d’Arles and the III Photoquai Biennale. 

He has published six books and has been the recipient of grants from institutions such as Magnum Foundation, the Pulitzer Center, and is a National Geographic Explorer and Bertha Foundation Fellow. 

Nolte is founder and editor of KWY Ediciones, an independent publishing house and platform for visual narratives for Latin American authors. He is also part of the research team of VIST Projects, a multiplatform content laboratory dedicated to the creation of contemporary visual narratives on social and cultural themes.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2023 World Press Photo Contest winner
2015 Joop Swart Masterclass: Latin America participant

Musuk Nolte on Social Media: 
Instagram: @musukn

Musuk Nolte

Portrait credit: A. Mumenthaller