Jordi Arrufat is a photograph teacher, writer and alpinist.
Catalan, born in a small village, he early moved with his family to Barcelona. When he was 14 years old he joined photographic world thanks to his maternal grandfather who gave him his first camera and became his teacher.
In 1995 he won a scholarship, he moved to Venice and lived there for two years spending the most part of his time writing and photographing.
He’s traveled a lot alternating Mediterranean islands and high mountain climbing (Pyrenees, Alps, Dolomites..), always looking for new visual incentives. He’s published articles and photos on some of the most popular travel magazines in Italy and Spain.
2001 is the year of his first travel to Himalaya as an alpine expedition photographer. Deeply impressed on spirituality of this place, he went back twice again.
Thanks to these experiences toke birth the slideshows he presented in many conferences: “Around Annapurna’s”, “Mountain Colors” and “Ladakh, high passes land”.
From 2003 he organizes mountain photographical workshops (cooperating with the Italian AlpineClub) and workshop for beginners in Treviso.
In 2006 he was the winner of the “Venice International Photo Contest”.
In 2008 he began the collaboration with “Lonely Planet Magazine”, one of the most famous magazine on cultural-travelling field.
In 2010 he became a Nikon School Travel Photography Master.