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Joan Fontcuberta | Participants | Kosmopolis

Joan Fontcuberta

Artist, theorist, writer and lecturer at the UPF and Harvard, he won the Hasselblad Award, considered the Nobel Prize of photography, in 2013.

Joan Fontcuberta (Barcelona, 1955) is an artist, critic and promotor of art specialising in photography and he lectures at the Pompeu Fabra University and at the University of Harvard. He has worked as curator for institutions such as the National Library in Madrid, the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York and the Santa Mònica Arts Centre in Barcelona.

His most recent projects include Deconstruir Ossama, Deletrix, Googlegrames and Miracles & Co. His work can be found in different public and private collections all over the world such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris and MOMA in New York. In his latest book, La furia de las imágenes (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2016), he analyses the changes that have taken place in the field of photography since the start of the digital revolution.

Fontcuberta received the David Octavius Hill Medal from the Fotografische Akademie GDL in Germany in 1988, the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres 1994, the National Photography Prize in 1998, the National Essay prize in 2011 and the Hasselblad Award 2013.

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