7th “JALÓN ÁNGEL” Photo Awards 2021

The best photograph in the "Portrait" category: 1,000 €


The Jalón Ángel Photograph Archive, belonging to Grupo San Valero and guarded by San Jorge University are organising the 7th Jalón Ángel Photography Awards.

Ángel Hilario García de Jalón Hueto (1898-1976), better known as Jalón Angel, was one of the most prominent figures of portrait photography in Spain during his 50 years of professional career until his death in 1976. This photographer, who had a great social and human impact, began his early training in Logroño and perfected it in the first decade of the twentieth century, first in Lyon and then in Paris. In 1926, he settled in Zaragoza where he combined his most personal and creative photography, specialising in travel and urban and natural landscape, with his portrait work.

His social and Christian concern led him to promote, in 1953, the San Valero Professional School belonging to Grupo San Valero, which gave young people without resources access to working life through proper training.

This award not only aims to honour the memory of Jalón Ángel as a photographer, but also as the founder of Grupo San Valero, a set of institutions for educational and vocational training at different levels and modalities. For this reason, the winning categories are: Portrait, a genre in which he excelled on a national level; travel and traditions, to which he devoted much of his photographic creativity and, in this edition, the special category on the consequences of covid-19, where the human and social consequences of the global pandemic that we are experiencing due to covid-19 are compiled and reflected.


The best photograph in the "Portrait" category: 1,000 €
The best photograph in the "Travel" category: 1,000 €
The best photograph in the "Consequences of covid-19" category: 1,000 €


Any author (Spanish or foreign) of legal age may participate with an original photograph that has not been awarded a prize in another competition in 2020 and up until 16th May 2021.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

By participating, authors guarantee that that they comply with the law on intellectual property and image rights. Therefore, the authors, with their participation confirm that they have obtained the corresponding authorisation from the people and places shown in the presented photographs. The Jalón Ángel Archive and San Jorge University will not be responsible for any claim or dispute made in this regard.


Portrait Travel