Desire Charnay photographed in 1878 (detail)

Desire Charnay/ Claude-Joseph Désiré Charnay

France 1828 - 1915

Photography

Desire Charnay
Claude-Joseph Désiré Charnay
Male
France
1828

Claude-Joseph Désiré Charnay was a french traveller, archeologist, writer and photographer. He is recognized as a pioneer of documentary photography, documenting pre-Columbian ruins captured during his explorations of Mexico and Central America.