Juan Orrantia is a Colombian photographer based in South Africa. His work explores the ambiguity inherent in the photographic medium as a means to engage the possibilities of remaking memory, history and biography. He has been awarded a Smithsonian Artist Fellowship-Museum of African Art, the Tierney Fellowship in Photography, and exhibited at venues such as the Centro de la Imagen-Mexico City, Lisbon Photobook Fair, Rencontres de Bamako, Khoj-New Delhi, Encontros da Imagem, New York Photo Festival among others.

Showcases and platforms: Yet-Magazine, Hive (Guild Gallery Mumbai), Bex-Magazine,
Iconos, Sensate, Fototazo, Fotomeraki, Warscapes, Foto8, and SBH magazine. 


MFA in Photography (candidate 2019).
International limited residency, Hartford Art School

juanorrantia@yahoo.com