Ernst Volland is a German artist, photographer, caricaturist, curator and author. Born in Miltenberg, he grew up in Wilhelmshaven and studied Fine Arts in Hamburg (1967) and Berlin (1972). It was already during this period that he wrote his first (children's) books that featured his own drawings and collages. He became known for his satirical and subversive graphics and photomontages, that were published in magazines like Pardon and exhibited in over exhibitions over Europe from 1968. Volland has been legally prosecuted for his contributions on several occasions for his work for Pardon, such as his spoofs on Jägermeister advertisements.
A collection of Volland's comics was published in 1983 under the title 'Harte Tage mit Friedhelm'. Volland edited and published the comics magazine Comix + Cartoon Reihe in 1984 and 1985. He founded his photo agency Voller Ernst with Heinz Krimmer in Berlin in 1987. Since the 1990s, Volland has devoted most of his time to the artistic exploration of historical photographs and contemporary photographic icons.