Cristóbal Hara was born to a German mother in Madrid in 1946 and grew up in the Philippines, the USA, Germany and Spain. He studied law and business administration in Madrid, Hamburg and Munich before deciding in 1969 to become a photographer. After a few years in London (and a 1974 exhibition in the Victoria & Albert Museum), he moved to Spain in 1980. His photographs have appeared in magazines such as Creative Camera, Aperture and Du and in Spanish magazines and newspapers such as El País. Until 1985, he worked exclusively in black and white and since then, only in color. Cristóbal Hara has published several photography books. He lives in a small village near Cuenca.