Priya Kambli: Color Falls Down
December 9, 2010 – January 2, 2011
Opening & Book Signing: Thursday, Dec 9, 6-9pm
SCAD Gallery Opening: Saturday, Dec 11, 6-9pm
3161 Burgundy Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
Hours: Sat + Sun 12-5pm, and by appt.
Special PhotoNOLA Hours: Friday, December 10 from 4-8pm
Color Falls Down: My photographs visually express the notion of transience and split cultural identity caused by the act of migration. I have been viewing this issue through the lens of my own personal history and cultural journey. My move from India to the United States in 1993 left me feeling that I do not belong fully to either culture – leaving me unable to anchor myself in any particular cultural framework.
This disconnection from both cultures has changed me. I feel I have a hybrid identity, a patching together of two cultures within one person. Photography has helped me bridge the gap between my two cultures while coming to terms with this dual nature. My digital photographs reflect the tension inherent in this dual nature, by juxtaposing fragmented images, family snapshots, and carefully staged imagery. – Priya Kambli
In 2008 Priya Kambli won the Book Award through Critical Mass, Photolucida’s juried competition. The book, titled Color Falls Down, was published in 2010 and can be purchased through Photolucida or Photoeye.