Juan Orrantia makes photographic works that engage with the representational function of the image. For this he explores different modes of interacting with color, interventions and the photobook. He has been awarded a Smithsonian Artist Fellowship, Fiebre Photobook Award, 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, New York Photo Festival among others. He holds an MFA in Photography from Hartford Art School’s International limited residency program. Born and raised in Colombia, based in South Africa.