Hector Vivas, 28, grew up in Mexico City, where he found a passion for sports during his early years. At the age of 18, Hector decides to enroll in the photography school Escuela Activa de Fotografia, where he graduates. Simultaneously, Hector creates his company, HVDigital, where he served as a photographer for many amateur events. Always a sports fan, Vivas was participating again in the action through the lens of a camera.
In 2008, Hector enters the professional field, by joining the mexican sports photography agency Jam Media.
He has been assigned to cover events such as the Olympic Games London 2012, Pan American Games in Guadalajara, FINA Diving World Series, U-17 FIFA World Cup, IAAF World Race Walking, Mexican First Division Soccer games, World Rally Championship, Bolivarian Games.
For three years in a row has been selected in the national sample of Photojournalism in the Sports section. His work has been published in Mexican and international media such as ESPNmagazine, Fifa.com, The Guardian, The New Yorker, The Daily Beast, Forbes, El Universal, Bleacher Report, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg, Time, Fox Sports, Slate, Sports Ilustrated, Le Monde, etc..
He currently works for the agency Getty Images Latin America as a stringer photographer and videographer. He is also editor of photography for the web magazine Spleen Journal.
Son of Hector Vivas and Christine Tames. He has a younger brother Daniel (25), and a younger sister Christy (20). Hector currently lives in Mexico City.