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Martin Chambi

Martin Chambi Jimenez was photographer, originally from southern Peru, the only major indigenous Latin American photographer of his time.

In 1979, New York's MOMA held a Chambi retrospective, which later travelled to various locations and inspired other international expositions of his work.

Martin 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.

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