Chambi, Martin (1891 - 1973) [sv]

Chambi, Martin (swedish)

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Martin Chambi, fotograf från Peru. [sv]
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Name
Chambi, Martin
Swedish

First name
Martin
Swedish

Last name
Chambi
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Title
fotograf

-Title
fotograf
Swedish

Description
Martin Chambi, fotograf från Peru.
Swedish

Wikipedia

Birth
05.11.1891

-Time
05.11.1891
Death
13.09.1973

-Time
13.09.1973
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Biography

Martín Chambi Jiménez or Martín Chambi de Coaza, Puno, Peru November 5, 1891 – Cuzco, September 13, 1973) was a photographer, originally from southern Peru. He was one of the first major indigenous Latin American photographers. Recognized for the profound historic and ethnic documentary value of his photographs, he was a prolific portrait photographer in the towns and countryside of the Peruvian Andes. As well as being the leading portrait photographer in Cuzco, Chambi made many landscape photographs, which he sold mainly in the form of postcards, a format he pioneered of in Peru. In 1979, New York's MOMA held a Chambi retrospective, which later traveled to various locations and inspired other international expositions of his work. Martín Chambi was born into a Quechua-speaking peasant family in one of the poorest regions of Peru, at the end of the nineteenth century. When his father went to work in a Carabaya Province gold mine on a small tributary of the River Inambari, Martin went along. There he had his first contact with photography, learning the rudiments from the photographer of the Santo Domingo Mine near Coaza (owned by the Inca Mining Company of Bradford, Pa). This chance encounter planted the spark that made him seek to support himself as a professional photographer. With that idea in mind, he headed in 1908 to the city of Arequipa, where photography was more developed and where there were established photographers who had taken the time to develop individual photographic styles and impeccable technique. Chambi initially served as an apprentice in the studio of Max T. Vargas, but after nine years set up his own studio in Sicuani in 1917, publishing his first postcards in November of that year. In 1923 he moved to Cuzco and opened a studio there, photographing both society figures and his indigenous compatriots. During his career, Chambi also travelled the Andes extensively, photographing the landscapes, Inca ruins, and local people. (wikipedia, 2010-09-13)

English

Martin Chambi, fotograf från Peru.

Swedish

Activity
Peru

-Place reference
Peru

--Place (text)
Peru
Swedish