Alberto Valdeavellano

Guatemala City, Guatemala (Photographer, Printer)

Alberto G. Valveavellano (1861–1928) was the first landscape and sports photographer of Guatemala. He used his talent as a cartoonist and painter to perfect his photographic techniques. Valdeavellano learned his profession from Emilio Herbruger, ca. 1880, who owned "Fotografía Imperial," where he worked together with Juan J. de Jesús Yas and Luis de la Riva Ruiz. He traveled throughout Guatemala photographing the rural landscape, the roads and railways, colonial monuments, and the Maya temples in Quiriguá. He printed postcards and posters of photographs of the main cities in Guatemala, including Guatemala City, Quetzaltenango, Antigua Guatemala, and Amatitlán. After a trip to Europe in the early 1900s, he renamed his studio "El Arte Nuevo," and towards the end of his life he formed the "Valdeavellano y Bolaños" company, where he worked until his death in 1928.

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