Prof. Kambli’s work acquired by MFA, Houston

Prof. Kambli sent this post with exciting news about her photographs being exhibited in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston:

Photo Forum 2010 voted to include Priya Kambli's photographs as part of its 2010 acquisition for the Museum of Fine Art in Houston collection. The work will remain on exhibition through January.

Photo Forum is interested in photography as a fine art. The group has a dual purpose: to increase knowledge about the collecting, connoisseurship, and history of photography and to support the museum's growing permanent collection of contemporary photography.

Founded in 1988, Photo Forum sponsors six programs a year and also holds bonus meetings. At the final meeting each year, Photo Forum members vote on acquiring contemporary photographs with their membership dues.

Alumna wins national grant

Congratulations to Art Department alumna Jasmine (Fry) Cloud (BA, Art History, 2005) who has just won one of only two Travel Grants from the Italian Art Society, a national academic organization devoted to the study of Italian art from all time periods.  Prof. Fry, who is currently a doctoral candidate in Art History at Temple University, received the award to present her paper “Reviving the Heart (of the City):  The Renovations of the Churches on the Roman Forum” in the Italian Art Society-sponsored session entitled “Rome Revitalized:  A Reassessment".  This session will be part of the the Renaissance Society of America annual conference to be held this March 2011 in Montreal Canada.  Congratulations, Jasmine!

Prof. Kambli exhibition & book signing in New Orleans

A press release, below, from Prof. Kambli about her wonderful upcoming book signing and exhibition in New Orleans. Congratulations!


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 

 Gallery Hours:

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.

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