A press release, below, from Prof. Kambli about her wonderful upcoming book signing and exhibition in New Orleans. Congratulations!
PRIYA KAMBLI: COLOR FALLS DOWN
PhotoNOLA Opening Reception & Book Signing Thursday, December 9, 2010 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Refreshments provided by Nirvana Indian Cuisine
St. Claude Avenue Arts District Gallery Opening Saturday, December 11, 2010 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
3161 Burgundy Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
Priya Kambli writes: 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
Thursday, December 9, 2010 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, December 10, 2010 – 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Color Falls Down Photo exhibit runs December 9, 2010 – January 2, 2011.