German Ayala Vazquez

German Ayala Vazquez is a photographer and visual artist originally hailing from Bayamón, Puerto Rico, raised in New York City and now based in Philadelphia. His artistic practice encompasses a diverse range of photographic styles, including fashion, conceptual, and photojournalistic approaches. Vazquez’s primary aim is to illuminate and uplift the narratives and experiences of BIPOC LGBTQIA+ individuals worldwide, with a particular emphasis on regions historically affected by colonization.
Notable among his recent clientele are esteemed entities such as Condé Nast, Apple, Barrons Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Shutterstock, and many More

His educational background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in photography from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over the course of his career, he’s garnered awards and grants from renowned institutions such as Profoto, Nikon, the Shutterstock Creator Fund, Creative PHL Illuminate the Arts, and Wacom. Recognized as a 2023 DEAI Alumni Awards Recipient, and finalist in the 2022 Lens culture Portrait Awards have earned features in numerous publications, including PhotoVogue.

His personal artistic endeavors have been widely showcased through various exhibitions, most notably the 2024 Black Art Biannual , British Journal of Photography’s 2021 Home Exhibition, and the Humble Arts Foundation.

Last updated: Nov 27, 2023