Browse the José Lopez Photographic Archive
In May 2003, his son José López Cortés signed an agreement with the Guadalajara Provincial Council whereby this institution was responsible for the deposit of his photographic studio; composed mostly of plates and positives made by his father, more than 2,000 images related to the city of Guadalajara, highlighting studio portraits and snapshots of groups and collectives that reflect moments of very diverse professional activity, institutional, cultural celebrations and leisure. These snapshots correspond to an interesting historical period, the years between the proclamation of the Second Republic and the consolidation of Franco's autarchy, going through the traumatic years of the civil war.
Recently the photographic images have been completed by the extremely interesting collection of cameras used in the studio throughout the decades in which the photographer was in practice.
The arrival of this material in the deposits of the Center for Photography and Historical Image of Guadalajara presupposes a notable enrichment of its collections; but above all, it means the opening of an important private archive that, from that moment, was available to the scientific community and to the public that comes to consult the CEFIHGU collections.