Person - Rojas Fariña, Francisco (1926-2007)

Rojas Fariña, Francisco (1926-2007)

Identification

Type:

Person

Preferred form:

Rojas Fariña, Francisco (1926-2007)Other forms

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Tenerife, España)  1926-08-01 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, España)  2007-08-17

History:

Spanish photographer. In 1955, he married Luisa Hernández García, who would be fundamental in his future as photographer. They had two sons. He was the penetrating look of the Canary Islands for more than 50 years. He studied Economics in the Universidad de La Laguna in the early 50s. He quitted his career as an economist and his job in Nestlé in order to dedicate himself completely to photography. A Master of photographers, his subjects list is long and varied, ranging from landscapes, customs or portraits, such as those of his friends the artists César Manrique, José Dámaso or Manuel Millares. His collaborations in reports and tourist attractions were numerous, as well as exhibitions, courses and conferences. His is the first audiovisual project about the Canary Islands, presented in 1960.

In 1987, he is selected as the only representative of the Canary Islands, obtaining the Premio de la Comunidad de Canarias, in the National Contest "Un día en la vida de España".

Context:

El Archivo Fotográfico Francisco Rojas Fariña conserva la totalidad de la producción de este fotógrafo desde 1959 hasta su fallecimiento en el año 2007. Además de los negativos se conserva una amplia colección de cámaras fotográficas, así como numerosísimas copias en papel, documentación, materiales y objetos de todo tipo utilizados por el fotógrafo en su estudio. Su titularidad es privada y está custodiado por la familia Rojas Hernández.

Occupations

Profession (carried on by):

Photographers

Places

Domicile:

Canarias (España)

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Tenerife, España) in 1926-08-01

Subjects

(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Photgraphy

External Links

Catálogo de Autoridades:

VIAF

Fichero de Autoridades:

Biblioteca Nacional de España

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