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PRIYA KAMBLI: Color Falls Down - Gallery Opening & Book Signing

Art & Creative, Louisiana, Photography

December 2nd, 2010

Please join Antenna Gallery and PhotoNOLA for a gallery opening and book signing event with award winning photographer Priya Kambli.

PhotoNOLA Gallery Opening & Book Signing
Thursday, December 9, 2010
6-9pm

ANTENNA

3161 Burgundy Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
Refreshments provided by Nirvana Indian Cuisine

SCAD Gallery Openingalso at Antenna Gallery
Saturday, December 11, 2010
6-9pm

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

Kambli’s book titled “Color Falls Down,” published in 2010, is available for purchase
at Antenna Gallery and online at www.priyakambli.com.

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PhotoNOLA is an annual celebration of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by
the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with museums, galleries and alternative venues citywide. Showcasing work by photographers near and far, the festival spans the first two weekends of December. It includes exhibitions, workshops, lectures, a portfolio review, gala and more. The 5th Annual PhotoNOLA takes place December 2-11, 2010.

For more information contact bottletree@gmail.com, or visit www.photonola.org or www.press-street.com.

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