José F. Aguayo

José Fernández Aguayo (1911 – 11 May 1999)[1] was a Spanish photography director. Throughout his career, he worked with some of the greatest Spanish film directors, such as Luis Buñuel and Fernando Fernán-Gómez.[2]

José F. Aguayo
José Fernández Aguayo

Madrid, Spain
Died11 May 1999(1999-05-11) (aged 87–88)
Madrid, Spain
OccupationPhotography director
  • Baldomero Fernández Raigón (father)

Life and careerEdit

Aguayo, born in Madrid, was the son of bullfighting photographer Baldomero Fernández Raigón. He was an amateur bullfighter in his youth,[3] but he earned his living as a photographer. He entered the film world after having worked on a report about the filming of Currito de la Cruz.[4] He was hired as an assistant to operator Enrique Guerner.[5] He worked as a reporter for the Second Spanish Republic and the Junta de Defensa de Madrid (Board of Defence of Madrid), circumstances which forced him to use his second last name to continue developing his career as a reporter. Among his work, the following stand out: Locura de amor (Craziness of Love), Dónde vas Alfonso XII (Where are you Going Alphonse XII), Viridiana, El extraño viaje (The Strange Journey) and Tristana. He stopped his professional activities in 1983.

Year Award Notes Ref.
1986 1st Goya Awards Honorary Goya Award [6][7][8]

Selected filmographyEdit


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  2. ^ Torres, Augusto M. (12 May 1999). "Muere José Fernández Aguayo, un gran director de fotografía del cine español". El País (in Spanish). p. Cultura. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  3. ^ Torres, Augusto Martínez (11 May 1999). "Muere José Fernández Aguayo, un gran director de fotografía del cine español". El País (in Spanish). ISSN 1134-6582. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  4. ^ "José Fernández Aguayo | Real Academia de la Historia". Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Person - Aguayo, José F. (1911-1999)". PARES. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Y el Goya de Honor es para…". Premios Goya (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  7. ^ Castilla, Amelia (5 January 1996). "José F. Aguayo, 50 años detrás de la cámara". El País (in Spanish). Madrid. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  8. ^ Blanes, Pepa (2 October 2015). "Mariano Ozores, Goya de Honor 2016". Cadena SER (in Spanish). Madrid. Retrieved 15 December 2017.