Rafael Garzon Rodriguez was born in Granada in 1863 and died in 1923 in the same city. He founded his studio in the Alhambra Hill in Granada in 1893 and later he opened studios in Seville and Cordoba. He photographed systematically the landscapes, monuments, streets and people of Southern Spain, building an impressive and unique collection of photos of Andaluzian cities. In his studios, he used to portray people dressed up in Moorish customs. Garzón collaborated with the Portafolio Fotográfico and España Artística (collectable series of photographs published in Spain in the end of the nineteenth century). Publio López Mondéjar, the famous historian of Spanish Photography, puts him amongst the photographers that escaped the vulgarity of many late nineteenth century portraitists.
Spanish. Seven photographs of monuments and traditions of Granada and Seville. Albumen prints. 18 x 23.5 cm. May 7th, another P4Photography auction.
Carlos M. Fernandes