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Uxmal: Palace of the Noons, Mexico; plate 30

Uxmal: Palace of the Noons, Mexico; plate 30 by Desire Charnay. Illustrated in Desire Charnay by Keith Davis; p62. Museum show.
Desire Charnay, French 1828-1915.
Charnay epitomized the idea of photographer as explorer and adventurer, documenting his experiences and findings with the new medium. One of his first expeditions, funded by the Ministry of Public Education, was to Mexico in 1860 where he studied Mayan ruins. Many of the photographs were compiled in a book published in 1863.

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