Skogler: Photography at the Service of Falangism (Zaragoza, July 1936) Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2021

start page

  • 52

end page

  • 84


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  • 10

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2211-6249


  • This article analyses the role of "Skogler" (Ángel Cortés Gracia), a photographer who worked for the insurgent Falangist forces in the city of Zaragoza, the capital of Aragón, from the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. Skogler's strong and early ties to the fascist movement, going back years before the war, suggest a special profile of an individual who supported the Falangist party by means of visual propaganda and printed photographs. Most of the photographs selected for study here have never been published before. They were shot in the early days of the military uprising against the Republic and help give us a more accurate understanding of armed fascism in the Aragonese capital, which ultimately fell to the rebels. This paper is part of an ongoing research project and exhibition to analyse and describe the contents and physical characteristics of the Skogler Archive, composed of more than 3,500 negatives recovered in diverse chronological phases.


  • History


  • spain; spanish civil war; zaragoza; fascism; press photography; spanish falange; skogler (angel cortés gracia), 1898-1986; fototeca de huesca