Jean Charlot Collection: Photographers

The Jean Charlot Collection at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is an extensive archive of art works and documents relating to the artist and writer Jean Charlot (1898-1979) and to other artists, intellectuals, and friends he worked with or knew in his long career in France, Mexico, the mainland United States, and Hawaii. This image collection showcases the work of four prominent photographic artists Charlot knew and worked with in Mexico in the 1920s and 1930s. Note that many of the titles have bracketed information, this indicates a descriptive title rather than a title given by the photographer.

This is just a sampling of the fine art photographs and portraits of Jean Charlot in the Collection. The Collection includes portraits of Jean Charlot by Ansel Adams, Pedro Guerrero and Hawaii photographer Franco Salmoiraghi. Guerrero also took a series of photographs documenting the Jean and Zohmah Charlot House in Kahala, for the 1964 issue of the magazine "House & Garden." Francis Haar, the Hungarian born photographer who settled in Hawaii, photographed Charlot numerous times starting in the early 1960s. The Francis Haar Collection is a separate, related Hawaii artist archive in the Hamilton Library.

Collection Items