Maynard Owen Williams / Paris




Maynard Owen Williams (1888-1963) was a National Geographic correspondent from 1919. He was an inveterate traveller who began travelling in his teens, explored Asia and witnessed the Russian Revolution, among other adventures.

In his own words a "camera-coolie and a roughneck", Williams was the Geographic's first foreign correspondent, and his reports include a description of the opening of the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1923. Maynard Williams was also an excellent photographer, and pioneered travel photography.


Maynard Owen Williams: Self-Portrait
Maynard Owen Williams, Paris, 1936
  Maynard Owen Williams, Paris, 1936                                               Maynard Owen Williams, Paris - Quartier Latin, 1930s 
Maynard Owen Williams, Paris, 1946                                      Maynard Owen Williams, Paris, 1936
Maynard Owen Williams, École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1936
Maynard Owen Williams, Reading the news

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