Jacinto Alonso: biographical note

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Jacinto Alonso: biographical note
His biography is full of unknowns. Born inthe years 1877 and 1879. He lived his youth village Tinajo (Lanzarote), a severe, rural and deeply unequal island.
Like other pioneers of photography, he was a talented man who held various jobs: he worked as a dentist and veterinary practiced bleeding, repaired firearms and raised taxes. For decades he toured Lanzarote making photographs on request.
Jacinto Alonso portrayed peasants, politicians, high church cagos, traders knew insular bourgeoisie and watch a public space still virgin. Some of his images were published in the Spanish press of the early twentieth century. He was an author to look escenógrafono enemy of improvisation and theatrical designer studied compositions. The result of their work has been preserved in a collection of glass plates docomenta one surviving corporation.

 

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