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Charnay, (Claude-Joseph-)Désiré locked

(b Fleurieux, Rhône, May 2, 1828; d Paris, Oct 24, 1915).
  • Patricia Strathern

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French photographer, archaeologist, and writer. An intrepid traveller, he used photography as a method of recording and documenting the sites he explored and wrote about. He left for the USA in 1857, spending two years in Mexico from 1857 to 1859. Using the wet collodion process and large plates, his photography (e.g. ...

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