Moises Saman from Lima, Peru, is from a mixed Spanish and Peruvian family and is a member of Magnum Photos. During his university studies of communications and sociology in the United States, Moises was inspired by photographers covering wars in the Balkans, especially the plight of the civilian populations living under siege in Sarajevo.
Moises interned at several newspapers in California before moving to New York City in the summer of 1998. The following year, after completing a summer internship at New York Newsday, Moises spent a month traveling in Kosovo photographing the aftermath of the last Balkan war. On his return he joined Newsday as a staff photographer where he worked for the next six years.
From 2001 to 2010 Moises’ work focused on the conflicts resulting from the September 11th attacks in the United States, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2010, as the Arab Spring swept through the Middle East, Moises relocated to Cairo, Egypt. He is currently based in Barcelona, Spain.
Moises periodically returns to Peru where he is working on a personal project documenting his family roots. Moises will be joining select Hidden Planet Photo Expedition itineraries as a photo expert/coach.