Joan Fontcuberta (ES)

For more than four decades of prolific dedication to photography, Joan Fontcuberta (Barcelona, 1955) has developed a both artistic and theoretical activity which focuses on the conflicts between nature, technology, photography and truth.  His work explores the way in which photography and reality are interrelated.


Fontcuberta has had numerous solo exhibitions, including MoMA (NY, 1988), the Art Institute (Chicago, 1990), MNAC (Barcelona,1999), Maison Européenne de la Photographie (París, 2014), Science Museum (London, 2014), and Museo de Arte del Banco de la República (Bogotá, 2016). His artwork has been collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), San Francisco MoMA, Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), National Gallery of Art (Ottawa), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), and others.


In 1980, Fontcuberta co-founded the Spanish/English visual arts journal PhotoVision, for which he still serves as Editor-in-Chief. In 2013 he received the Hasselblad Foundation International Photography Award.

PHOTO 2021 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March