Martin Chambi

Martin Chambi

Classic documentation of Peruvian life and, in particular, its Inca people, developed between 1920 and 1973 by the great portrait photographer of Cuzco.

Martin Chambi born in 1891. He practiced as a local and commercial portrait photographer. His studio was frequented by some of the most prominent members of Cuzco society. He photographed weddings, parties, dances, fiestas, but with such skill and perception that his work conveys ‘with unexpected intensity the structure and mood of a complex colonial society meeting the 20th century.’

All images © estate of Martin Chambi

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