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Juan Orrantia

Juan Orrantia makes photographic works that involve subjective approaches to thinking about perception, history, and the representational function of the image. For this he explores different modes of interacting with color, interventions and the photobook.

He has been awarded a Smithsonian Artist Fellowship, the Tierney Fellowship in Photography, and exhibited at venues such as the Centro de la Imagen-Mexico City, Lisbon Photobook Fair, Rencontres de Bamako, Khoj-New Delhi, New York Photo Festival among others.

He holds an MFA in Photography from Hartford Art School’s International limited residency program and a doctorate in visual anthropology. Juan was born and raised in Colombia and is based in South Africa.

09/2020 - Juan Orrantia, Like Stains of Red Dirt / Collector Daily

08/2020 - Juan Orrantia's vibrant and intimate experience of Johannesburg / British Journal of Photography