Josep Maria de Llobet
Josep Maria de Llobet was born in 1973 in Barcelona, where he currently lives. Graduated in Law for the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, he combined those studies with photography studies at the Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya (IEFC) where he now works as a professor. He has also been part of the teaching team of the IDEP school and collaborates with the University by giving workshops in several architecture schools as ETSAB in Barcelona, Girona or the IASAP-BV program from the University of Illinois.
His photographic work tries to create visual documents using an artistic language that allows him to reflect on social reality with a contemporary point of view. He focuses on urban landscape and architecture, using images as a visual reconstruction material of his enviroment.
He has carried out large-format photographic installations in emblematic spaces such as the Modelo Prison in Barcelona, and exhibited in photography festivals (DOCfield, Revela-T) and galleries from Spain and France. He has published in national and international media and has participated as a jury in various photographic contests. He has also been invited as a speaker at congresses and festivals.
His beginnings as a professional photographer are linked to advertising, although his interest in the architectural space and the urban territory have led him to collaborate more and more assiduously with architecture and urban planning studios, museums and public and private institutions.