We offer a small preview of what it will be a more extensive interview of Javier Vallhonrat, professor in the Master’s Programme of EFTI, Artist, Photographer, a National Photographer award winner. Javier Vallhonrat (Madrid, 1953). Graduated in Fine Arts and Psychology from Universidad Complutense (Madrid, 1984 and 2012). MA in Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapy, he is currently investigating in the field of creativity, which it also allows him to develop his work as an artist.
In the 80’s, he started his career as professional photographer in the fashion industry, publishing in the most prestigious national and international magazines (New York Times, UK Vogue, Vogue Italy or Vogue Paris), activity which it was interrupted in the mid-2000s.
In his personal work, he has carried out over the past three decades, an extensive formal reflection, delving deeper into the study of photography as an object of artistic though, exploring his limits as a language and making it communicate with painting, video, performance, word or installation.
He has been honored with several awards, which include the 1995 National Photography Prize of Spain, the Bartolomé Ros Prize PhotoEspaña 2007, the 2009 Madrid Community Photography Award, the Silver Award of the New York Times Magazine, the award of Excellence of the Society of Newspaper Design (1995) and The Arts Directors Club 76th Annual Awards, (1997).
He has invited to various universities (Austria, Belgium, Canada, Spain, France, Finland, Italy, Japan, Mexico and UK). He has an immense educational labour and research among numerous courses, workshops and other events. His work is included in Museo Nacional de Reina Sofía, The Build Collection, USA, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Foundation Cartier, (Cahors, France), the Santa Monica Museum, Barcelona, Banco de España Collection (Madrid), Maison Européene de la Photo (Paris), The Marsh Collection (London), International Polaroid Collection (Boston), Centre National de la Photographie (Paris), Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Centre Pompidou, (Paris).
Since 1986, his work has been published through 15 monographs as well as many portfolios and critic articles about his work. Among his major solo exhibitions we must highlight the ones held at the Santa Monica Museum in 1966, at the Taidemuseo of Porin, Photographic spring of Barcelona,1999 and the Canal de Isabel II, 2008. Among his group collections: Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, 1988; Foundation Cartier, Cahors, 1994; Palacio de la Triennale, Milan, 2001; and the Musée d’art Moderne Grand Duc Jean of Luxembourg, 2006.