Fernando Villela (b. 1993, São Paulo) is an artist and photographer living and working in New York. Since earning his degree from the School of Visual Arts (2015), Fernando has exhibited at the Noordelicht Photofestival, Miami-Project, and Photo-LA. In 2014, his images taken in the virtual streets of Grand Theft Auto V were featured internationally, both, in print and online, resulting in a solo exhibition at Ateliê Alê Gallery in São Paulo. Fernando continues producing work that combines his roots in traditional street-photography with his developing interest in how technological forces are shaping new understandings of collective experience and social control.
In 2017, Fernando's photographs from his cross-country train journey were featured on TIME Lightbox.