Joan Fontcuberta (Barcelona, 1955) is a photographer and theorist of photography, and also an essayist, editor, curator and teacher, with a body of interdisciplinary work that explores the boundaries between reality and fiction and the manipulation of images, and extends beyond the realms of photography itself to take in aspects of sociology, politics and economics. He studied Information Sciences at the UAB and has taught in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona (where he was involved in setting up the Department of Photography, Cinema and Video), at Pompeu Fabra University and at Harvard University. He was one of the prime movers behind Barcelona’s Primavera Fotogràfica photography festival, a member of the editorial board of the magazine Nueva Lenteand co-founder and editor-in-chief of Photovision. He has exhibited his works around the world, at MACBA and MNAC in Barcelona, the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, MoMA in New York, and elsewhere. As a photographer he has been recognized with the prestigious Hasselblad Award in 2013 and the Premio Nacional de Fotografia in 1998, among others, and as an essayist he has published books such as Pandora’s Camera (Premio Nacional de Ensayo 2011) and La furia de las imágenes [The Fury of the Images], which won the Premi Ciutat de Barcelona award for Social Sciences and Humanities 2016.