Born in Unión Hidalgo, Oaxaca Mexico, where he graduated from school to later pursue his BA in Communication Science at the José Vasconcelos University in Oaxaca City. For almost eigth years, he has entirely devoted himself to his photographic practice, in which he mainly focuses on sexual diversity and identity. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows, both nationally and internationally, in countries such as Spain, Malaysia, Colombia, Germany, Portugal, the United States and Netherlands.
Throughout time, his practice has been informed by several workshops and programs specialized in contemporary photography such as the Program INCUIBADORA DE FOTOLIBROS at La Hydra Mexico (2016), Seminar on Contemporary Photography at Centro de la Imagen Mexico (2015), Contemporary Photography Program held at Gimnasio de Arte y Cultura (2013) and Fotoensayo 5 at Pachuca, Mexico (2012).
Nelson Morales has obtained different recognitions in Mexico and abroad. His work belongs to the collections: Nail Hollis collection, Allen Blevins collection, and Bank of America collection. His work has been published in several magazines, and in important electronic magazines, such as New York Times, L’Œil de la Photographie, TETU, Curated by Girls, Collective Culture, Soft Page, Latphotomagazine, The Charlotte Observer, and Time Out. In 2018 he published his first book photo Musas Muxe.