He speaks Catalan, Spanish, English and German.

Joan was 16 when he high jacked his way through Europe, it was his first visit and he took pictures to store the memories with a simple telemetric Yashica. And that was how he fell in love with photography and found his livelihood.

He bought his first reflex with great pride, a Nikon FM, and spent a few years in the ACB as a professional basketball player while working at the same time as an assistant to a publicist photographer in Zaragoza and Barcelona.

Later on he opened his own studio in Barcelona and along 9 years worked for several advertising companies with clients such as Avon, Banc Sabadell, Basf, Braun, Camp, Comité Olímpic BCN, Consorci Zona Franca, Delial, Elgorriaga, Jané, Mercabarna, Port Autònom de Barcelona, Roca, etc. In Sono Multivision he specialised in advertising photography and even got to direct some spots by himself.
He moved to Düsseldorf where he spent 12 years working for several film companies as a camera operator, director of photography and free-lance producer. He shoot television commercials for C&A, Ford and many others, filmed some documentaries for RTL and NDR, and make corporate adds for Coca-Cola, DB Schenker, GSZ Bank, Rheinischer Post, Telekom, etc.
Now he is again in Barcelona and keeping track of the new technologies to capture light and image. Joan Ribot’s vision is unique, and you can find it clearly in all his work.

LAUS ADGFAD award for audiovisual photography “Modernisme a Barcelona”

LAUS ADGFAD award for audiovisual photography “BCN, com funciona la ciutat”

DAS GOLDENE STADTTOR award from Berlin for the movie "Düsseldorf: Internationales Wirtschaftszentrum am Rhein"