|1951 -- Kamat and friends, (in their teen years) conduct a public
fundraiser (chanda) so the
local school can have a camera. They hold another fundraiser to buy
1958 -- Kamat pursues photography in Karnatak College Dharwad using
1964 -- Kamat envies the cameras
of classmates in Syracuse, and on his way back to India, buys an
Exacta in Germany.
1969 -- While working in Plassey in Bengal, Kamat photographs rural
West Bengal and especially the Santals.
1970 -- Kamat establishes Scientific Photo Lab and in the process
sets up his own darkroom.
1974 -- Kamat travels extensively in India photographing Ajanta,
Ellora, and Belur, and studies the depiction of animal
life in Indian sculptures.
|1976 -- Kamat goes on a sabbatical to Madhya Pradesh to
study the tribals.
1981 -- Kamat gets a rare opportunity to
document sacred Jaina archives of Shravanabelagola.
1983 -- Kamat gets an opportunity to
travel in remotest corners of Karnataka to study temple archives and folk-artists.
1986 -- During a raid on a art-smugglers warehouse, valuable
artifacts are discovered by CBI. Kamat is asked to identify and
document them. See: Pictures of CBI Seize I
1991 -- Kamat restores precious portrait collection from Manohara
Grintha Mala featuring Kannada writers and scholars.
1993 -- Kamat extensively photographs and studies the paintings and
murals of Karnataka, especially
the Kavi Art.
1996 -- Kamat switches to color photography as his primary medium.
1999 -- Kamat goes on a photographic rampage documenting the last
days of the millennium.
2000 -- Computer technology makes possible affordable transfer of
Kamat film negatives into hard-copy prints. We are ourselves amazed by
the diversity of the archive.
2002 -- Kamat passes away, leaving behind an estimated two hundred