The Cultural Association Anteayer Fotográfica Zaragozano (AFZ), dedicated to the study, documentation and dissemination of the photographic heritage of Zaragoza and the province, has commemorated this Wednesday four great pillars of the city’s photographic community: Javier Mollat, Victoria Moya, José Luis Cintora and Mamen Gandú. During the event, the dean of active Aragonese photographers, José Antonio Duce Gracia, was awarded the Honorary Presidency.
The awarding of diplomas has been carried out by the president of AFZ, María Pilar Gonzalo Vidao, who has dedicated words of praise and gratitude to those present for their generosity when sharing their graphic files for study and dissemination in a completely altruistic way, and in the same way he has highlighted his human quality and his contribution to the visual memory of the Aragonese capital.
Javier Mollat and Victoria Moya, owners of the Mollat-Moya Archive, have been awarded for their work in the recovery and custody of Zaragoza’s photographic memory; José Luis Cintora for his work in creating and disseminating Zaragoza’s photographic heritage, and Mamen Gandú for her work in preserving the photographic archive of her grandfather Luis Gandú Mercadal, which today belongs to the funds of the Zaragoza Provincial Council.
Several members of the association have been present at the meeting and have supported the attendees of the event at all times: Luis Fran Ríos Raffo, who has also designed the diplomas awarded; Manuel Ordóñez Gracia, Alfonso Martínez Abad, José Carlos Rodríguez Vicente and Raúl Bernal Sánchez.
Due to the restrictions of the pandemic, the event took place outdoors, minimizing the number of people present at the event, which did not detract from the general good atmosphere in the least.