Born in Guatemala in 1957, Luis lives and works in Cordoba, Argentina. He has participated in collective exhibitions such as the 49 and 51 Biennial in Venecia; Fotobeinal de Vigo, XXIII Biennial in Sao Paulo, Brasil, V Biennial in Habana; in the Ludwig Forum for International Kunst, Aachen, Germany; The Taipei Art Museum, Korea; Museo de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Daros Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland; Palacio del Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain; and the Fargfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden.

His work is included in various public and private collections, such as The Art Institute of Chicago, USA; The Daros Foundation, Zurich, Sweden; La Maison European de la Photographie, Paris, France; The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, USA; Fondation pour l’Art Contermporain, Paris, France; Fondazione Volume!, Rome, Italy; Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá, Colombia; The Fogg Museum in Harvard University, Boston, USA; The Minneapolis Institute of Art, USA; Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan. 

He received the Gran Premio PhotoEspaña “Baume et Mercer” in 1999 and collaborated in the staging of the opera production “The Death and the Maiden” in the Malmö Opera in Sweden in the year 2008. He has three published monographs of his work including “Poems of Sorrow” (Arena Editions, New Mexico, USA), and “The Silence of the Gaze” (Peliti Associati, Roma, Italy).