Paul Morejón (American / Ecuadorean ) is a photographer & director for editorial, beauty and fashion events. He was born in New York's cultural center of Harlem, raised in the South Bronx, and began shooting professionally in 2012. He was introduced into the world of fashion by legendary hair stylist Harry King & hair historian Helen Oppenheim, whom he met while shooting at a fashion event. In 2014 he started shooting assignments covering beauty and the experience backstage at New York Fashion Week at shows including Marchesa, Vera Wang, Libertine, Jerome 5.31, Nicopanda, Jill Stuart and Leanne Marshall. He has championed and adopted the photoseries #BlackModelsMatter -- covering models of color backstage and celebrating the community and range of beauty in all shapes, cultures and skin tones but especially focused on black, latinx, trans, and gender nonconforming models.
He resides in Harlem and is co-owner of popular restaurant PEQUE Vinos & Tapas (instagram.com/PEQUE.nyc)