Saturday, April 16, 2016

21 Stunning Color Photographs Capture Everyday Life in Spain in the mid-1950s

During the 1950s, Spain was under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. The country in this period was also known as Francoist Spain. During Franco’s rule, Spain was officially neutral in World War II and remained largely economically and culturally isolated from the outside world. These 21 stunning color photographs below of Spain in the mid-1950s were taken by photographer Inge Morath.


SPAIN. San Fernando. 1954. Fighting cock.

SPAIN. Pamplona. 1954.

SPAIN. Chinchon. 1955. Public washing.

SPAIN. Madrid. 1955.

SPAIN. Puerto Lumbreras. 1955.

SPAIN. Mosque of Cordoba. 1954.

SPAIN. Village circus in Ciempozuelos, near Chinchon. 1955.

SPAIN. Valencia. 1954. La Falla by Salvador Dali.

SPAIN. Madrid. 1955. Still photographer's props, Verbena de San Isidro.

SPAIN. Navalcan. 1955. Bridesmaid's dress.

SPAIN. Navalcan. 1955. Bridesmaid's hairdressing.

SPAIN. Seville. 1955. Romeria del Rocio.

SPAIN. Seville. 1955. Romeria del Rocio.

SPAIN. Seville. 1955. Romeria del Rocio.

SPAIN. Seville. 1955. Romeria del Rocio.

SPAIN. Andalusia. 1955. Romeria del Rocio.

SPAIN. Andalusia. 1955. Romeria del Rocio.

SPAIN. Madrid. 1955. Plaza de Toros. Picador and Matador.

SPAIN. Madrid. 1955. Banderillero, Plaza de Toros.

SPAIN. Pamplona. 1954. Cape of Matador Antonio Ordonez.

SPAIN. Pamplona. 1954. Plaza de Toros. Matador Cesar Giron.

(© Inge Morath © The Inge Morath Foundation/Magnum Photos)

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