A graphic intervention project on my family’s photographic archive.
Through the manual use of colored pencils, graphite, Indian ink, markers, oil or materials such as bleach or vinegar, I intervene on the photographs to create new realities invented from my obsession and fascination with the anomalous. Inspired by the apocalyptic vision of the Catholic Church, I served for twelve years as a child, and my religious upbringing, I grappled with a profound disturbance due to my sexual orientation.

“Malign Influences” allows me to construct an alternate world without guilt, while paying homage to the family album; a primary fictional artifact shaping our identity over time. The beings inhabiting my head take center stage in this project. They neither hide nor remain silent, but they reveal themselves in all their monstrosity.

Bio: Diego Moreno is a visual artist specializing in narrative photography, dividing his time between Mexico and Switzerland. His work utilizes photography as the primary medium to construct new realities, intertwining with other disciplines such as text, drawing, and painting. He explores themes such as identity, religion, violence, affection, and the complexity of family and cultural ties within his context.
Moreno has been recognized as one of the most influential young photographers globally by The British Journal Of Photography UK, Creative Review UK, and FOAM MAGAZINE Netherlands. He has received numerous awards worldwide, and his work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions, as well as in public and private collections across Latin America, the USA, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.