Martín Chambi (Perú) 1891 -Born in Coaza,Puno(Peru) to a Quechua-speaking indigenous family. 1905 -Father dies. Travels to the banks of the Inambarito work in the gold mines, meets photographers working at the Santo Domingo Mine owned by the Inca Mining Co. 1908 -Apprentice in the photographic studio of Max T. Vargas, inArequipa. 1917 -Opens his first photographic studio in Sicuani, Cusco. 1920 -Establishes himself in the city ofCusco, photographing in the “painterly” style he learned in Arequipa. 1927 -Beginning of his mature photographic style. 1938 -Opens studio gallery 1950 -Cusco earthquake. End of the “Cusco School”. After this, he gradually ceases to work actively as a photographer. 1958 -Exposition in his honor on the occasion of 50 years of his career as a photographer. 1964 -ChambiExposition enMexico(“PrimeraConvenciónde la FederaciónInternacionalde Arte Fotográfico”) 1973 -Chambidies in Cusco, in his old studio on CalleMarqués. 1976 -Documentary,El arte fotográficode MartínChambi, by José Carlos Huayhuaca. 1977 -First work in cataloguing and restoring Chambi’sphotographic archives, financed by the EarthwatchFoundation(Belmont, Massachusetts) marks the beginning of international recognition of his work. 1979 -Retrospective exposition atMOMAinNew York City. 1981 -Latin American photography exhibit in Zurich. 1986 -BBC Arena film “Martin Chambiand The Heirs of the Incas” distributed on television worldwide. 1990 -Exposition dedicated to Chambiat the Círculode BellasArtesinMadrid. Book of his work published to coincide with exhibition.