Nicolás Wormull was born in Santiago (Chile1977). He grew up partly in Sweden where he studied photography. Currently he lives in Chile, where he works as a freelance photographer and as an editor. Wormull’s photography explores the concept of belonging through an investigation of family, nostalgia and interpersonal relationships. He has been strongly influenced by his own bi-continental family history and the duality of having grown up in two different cultures.
His publications include Diaspora Letters (2021), Fisura (2019), Torso (2017), Sète (2016), Stay (2015), República (2015), Corazonada (2012) and Abweg (2011).
In 2011 he was awarded with the “Rodrigo Rojas de Negri” National Contemporary Young Photography Prize (Chile). He was shortlisted for “the Best photo book of the year” at the Arles Photo festival in 2015. Moreover, he has been recognized and awarded with various prizes from different organizations, such as Magnum Expression Award (USA), PhotoEspaña (Spain), Images Singulières Festival (France), New York PhotoFestival (USA), National Council for Culture and Arts (Chile), Montevideo Center of Photography (Uruguay), CEF (Argentina), FIFV (Chile). He has been selected as a winner at the National Photojournalism Awards (Fotoprensa) in Chile multiple times, and in 2007 he was awarded Photo of the Year.