IV International Photography Award Jalón Ángel

The Jalón Ángel Photographic Archive, belonging to the San Valero Group and guarded by the San Jorge University, organizes the IV Jalón Ángel International Photography Prize, in collaboration with its Cultural Activities Service.

Ángel Hilario García de Jalón Hueto (1898-1976), better known as Jalón Ángel, was one of the most outstanding figures of portrait photography in Spain during his 50 years of professional life until his death in 1976. This photographer, of great projection social and human, began his earliest training in Logroño and perfected it in the first decade of the twentieth century, first in Lyon and, later, in Paris. In 1926 he settled in Zaragoza where he combined his most personal and creative photography, specializing in travel and the urban and natural landscape, with his studio portraits.

His social and Christian concern led him to promote, in 1953, the San Valero Professional School root of the San Valero Group, which facilitated access to working life for young people without resources through training.

This award not only wants to honor the memory of Jalón Angel as a photographer, but also as the founder of the San Valero Group, a group of entities for education and professional training in different levels and modalities.