Martin Chambi

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Birthday
5, 1891
Birthplace
Peru
Death Date
Sep 13, 1973 (81)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
5, 1891
Birthplace
Peru
Death Date
Sep 13, 1973 (81)

About

Peruvian photographer famous for his photographs of the indigenous people of South and Central America.

Before Fame

He worked alongside his father in a Carabaya Province gold mine.

Trivia

He was critically well-received and is considered an important photographer as both an artist and historian.

Family Life

His family were Quechua speaking peasants from a poor region of Peru.

Associated With

While his contemporary Ansel Adams focused on nature, he preferred photographing the human experience.