Julio Larramendi began working with photography in 1969, held his first exhibit in 1985, and has devoted himself entirely to photography since 1997. He is a research associate for the National Museum of Natural History of Cuba, a professor and visiting artist in residence at the University of Alabama’s Honors College.
Larramendi has worked as a photographer and executive director for various publications and numerous commercial productions. His photographs have appeared in national and international publications, and his work has been featured in more than fifty books. He was founder and first president of the Department of Latin American Photography at the José Martí International Institute of Journalism.
Often invited to speak and instruct on photographic topics in Cuba and abroad, Larramendi is an organizer and jury member for international photography and advertising events. He has had more than one hundred solo exhibitions and sixty group exhibits across thirty countries and various Cuban cities, and he is the recipient of more than a dozen international awards, including the 2016 National “Espacio” Award for life achievements.