Juan Pando was born within a family of military background. He is the son of the photographer Juan Pando Barrero. He received a triple formation, not only historical and military but a professional photographer. His thesis El mundo militar a través de la fotografía: España y el hecho internacional 1861-1921: Valores estéticos, sociológicos y políticos, enabled him to obtain his doctorate.
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