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Joan Fontcuberta

Joan Fontcuberta is an artist, essayist, teacher and exhibition curator. His creative work explores the conflicts between nature, technology, photography and truth, and has been the subject of many solo exhibitions and monographic publications over the past five decades. Many of his projects are presented as fictional narratives that parody authoritarian mechanisms for the spreading of information and the transfer of knowledge (politics, religion, the media, science, cultural industries, etc.), usually aimed at fuelling doubt and triggering a critical attitude in the audience. His theoretical writings include El beso de Judas. Fotografía y verdad (Gustavo Gili, 1997), La cámara de Pandora (Gustavo Gili, 2010) [Pandora’s Camera: Photography after Photography; Mack, 2014] and La furia de las imágenes: notas sobre la postfotografía (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2016).

In 2013, Joan Fontcuberta received the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography, and in 2020, he was granted the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Sorbonne University of Paris 8.