Javier Vallhonrat is a Spanish photographer and visual artist who has been working in the field of photography since the late 1980s. He is best known for his work in fashion, advertising, and documentary photography.
Vallhonrat was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1965. He studied photography at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Barcelona and later at the Escuela de Fotografía Creativa in Madrid. After completing his studies, he began working as a freelance photographer for various magazines and newspapers.
In the early 1990s, Vallhonrat began to focus on fashion photography and worked with some of Spain's leading fashion designers such as Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and Adolfo Dominguez. His work has been featured in publications such as Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, and L'Officiel.
In addition to his fashion work, Vallhonrat has also produced several documentary projects including "The Invisible People" (1995), which focused on homeless people living on the streets of Madrid; "The Other Side" (1998), which explored life in rural Spain; and "The Journey" (2002), which documented a group of immigrants traveling from Africa to Europe.
Vallhonrat's photographs have been exhibited internationally including shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona (1996) and the International Center of Photography in New York City (2003). In 2004 he was awarded the National Photography Prize by Spain's Ministry of Culture for his contributions to Spanish photography.