Pablo Ortiz Monasterio was born in Mexico City in 1952. He has directed three publishing projects since 1978: México Indígena (seven issues), Río de Luz in Fondo de Cultura Económica (twenty issues) and Luna Córnea in Centro de la Imagen (fifteen issues).
He has published nine books of his photographic work, worth mentioning are: Los Pueblos del Viento, 1982 and Corazón de Venado, 1992. In 1996, he published "La última ciudad" featuring a text by José Emilio Pacheco, which earned him the Best photographic book prize of the 1998 Photographic Spring Festival in Barcelona, and the Gold Eye of the Festival DES Trois Continets, 1997 in France. Mestizo, a Spanish publishing house, published his work "Sexo y Progreso" in its collection "El Mínimo". His latest book is the story of a Renaissance surgeon: "Dolor y Belleza", published by the Américo Publishing House, Mexico / Italy, in 2000.
He has had individual exhibitions in Museo de Arte Moderno, Centro de la Imagen and Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico, and in museums and galleries of the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Ecuador, Cuba, Spain, England, France, Holland, Portugal and Italy.
In 2001 he was invited to be the curator of the PhotoEspaña festival in Madrid. He has imparted workshops of photography and editing in the United States, Cuba, Spain, Argentina, Ecuador, Brazil and Mexico.