Born in Madrid in 1953, Vallhonrat studied Painting at the Fine Art University of Madrid in the early 70s. Adding to this he boasts an MA in Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapy and is a Gestalt Psychotherapist. Specializing in fashion photography, Javier is renowned for his awe-inspiring ability to capture the perfect light and composition in any shot.

His work can be found in top industry publications such as Vogue Paris, Vogue UK, Italian Vogue, Vogue Nippon, Vogue China, Flair Magazine and Mixte amongst many others. Vallhonrat has also shot well known celebrities including Tilda Swinton, and Jennifer Garner and for luxury brands Celine, Cerruti, Lancome, Guerlain, Rochas and many more. Most recently he shot the supermodel Bella Hadid for the latest fine jewelry Boghossian campaign.

Among his major solo exhibitions his most notable have been held at the Pori Art Museum, Finland; the Montmajour Abbey, Arles, France; the Santa Monica Museum, Barcelona; the National Center of Photography, Paris; the Fundación Telefónica and the Canal de Isabel II, Madrid. Among his group exhibitions: Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, 1988; Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, Madrid, 1991; Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona, 1992; Foundation Cartier, Cahors, France, 1994; Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA, 1996; Palacio de la Triennale, Milan, 2001; Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, 2006.

Javier Valhonrat’s has been honored with numerous awards among which include the 1995 National Photography Prize of the Ministry of Culture of Spain, the Award of Excellence of the Society of Newspaper Design, USA, the Silver Award of the New York Times Magazine, USA, 1994, the 76th Art Directors Club Annual Awards, the Bartolomé Ros Prize Photo España 2007, the 2009 Villa de Madrid Award for Photography and the 2009 Madrid Community Photography Award.