José Enrique Montes Hernandez is a rebellious photographic artist born in El Salvador, raised in Canada, and influenced by his experiences living in the Dominican Republic and Taiwan. He dropped out of a traditional photography program in college but has built a successful career as a photographer, gallery director, and curator. Montes challenges conventional notions of beauty and meaning in his art, seeking to foster a deeper understanding and connection between himself and his audience. His work has been recognized and published in prestigious outlets such as VOGUE ITALIA, AESTHETICA MAGAZINE, and VICE, among others. 

︎José Montes took a hiatus from professional photography (2015) and since then has been focusing his creative energy in the contemporary art market (2015-2022). However Montes is now ready to return his first love and personal passion; photography. New projects are on the way, and will soon be shared.


Photo & Art:

3790 Boul St-Laurent
H2W 1X6 Canada

Arcade Art Gallery
154-2F Nanahua Rd.
Xingxing Dist, Kaohsiung
800, Taiwan


Yves Laroche Galerie d’Art
206, rue St-Paul O
Montréal (Québec) H2Y 1Z9