Martín Chambi created a comprehensive body of photographs from 1920-1950 of Andean culture and history, documenting archeological sites, native peoples, and local customs. His sensitive and penetrating works reveal the social complexity of Andean culture in the modern era. He had a successful studio business in Cuzco and was involved with Pictorialist fine art photography.
His grandson, Teo Allain Chambi, also a photographer, has preserved an impressive archive of original glass plates, photographic images, and ephemera detailing his grandfather’s many awards and contributions. Mr. Allain Chambi will discuss Martín Chambi’s work and his mission to educate the public about this important Peruvian artist.
This program is presented in partnership with Photo Center Northwest.
Sponsored by The Division of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Washington