Sergio Tapiro is an award-wining photographer that specializes on nature photography and volcano photography. Photojournalist, nature and documentary photography. Winner on 2016 of a World Press Photo award in nature category, selected of 82,951 images of 5,775 professional photojournalists from 128 countries. His winning photograph, "The Power of Nature" shows a volcano in eruption with a lightning crossing the scene, was exhibited in more than 100 cities of 50 countries around the world. He is one of the only two Mexican photographers that have won into nature photography category on 60 years of prestigious World Press Photo Awards.
In 2017 he won the Grand Prize overall Award on National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year, and 1st place on Nature Category. In this worldwide contest more than 15000 photographers of more than 45 countries.
In 2017 Sergio Tapiro won the Windland Smith Rice first place on Landscape Category, partnered with Smithsonian Museum and Nature's Best Magazine, his image was selected from more than 26,000 pictures, from photographers in 59 countries.
In 2017 he won too an honorary mention on Oasis Photocontest (Italy), and is a finalist on Photomont (Spain).
Sergio Tapiro works with night and volcano photo- graphy workshops, conferencies and speeches for institutions and people. He makes too commercial photography. He has been a participant, workshop teacher and speaker on universities, photographic events and meetings. His photos have been published on books and scientific researches, in most of Mexico newspapers as well as in National Geographic, WIRED, CNN, Revista Cuartoscuro, Mexico desconocido, Artes de Mexico, Expansión.
Sergio has collaborated with scientist and volcanologist of the University of Colima and other institutions. Pictures can give valuable data to study and monitor the Volcano of Colima.
On 2016 British Government honored him to take part on a photographic expedition to Falkland Islands and on 2017 the Mexican Embassy in Germany and the Mexican Talent Network, Chapter Germany (Red de Talentos mexicanos, Capítulo Alemania) invited Sergio Tapiro to have an exhibition in Berlin. Also in Germany Sergio will have meetings and talks with students in primary schools.
Sergio Tapiro is a member of Comunidad Mexicana de Fotógrafos de Naturaleza and represents Colima state within CMFN. Honorable photographer of the Ballet Folklórico de la Universidad de Colima. Has worked as a freelance photographer with agencies like EFE, AP, BBC, CUARTOSCURO among others.