Color Falls Down

Title: Color Falls Down

Photographer/s: Priya Kambli

Contributor/s: George Slade

Date of publication: 2010

Place of publication: United States

Dimensions: 8.5 x10 inches

Edition size: 1500

Type of binding: Soft

Number of pages: 64

Number of pictures: 32

Publisher: Photolucida

Language: English

ISBN: 978 1 934 334 10 2

Price: $24

Summary: Publisher’s Description:

Priya Kambli’s works introduce us to an unfamiliar language. These elegant statements force us to pause, to learn and utilize at least one new mode of translation. The reading requires effort; there are several distances to cross to unveil their full meanings. She applies her translation skills to images that derive meaning from cultural, inter-generational, and trans-global sources. She is making viewers — not from her family, not Indian, not first-generation immigrant — confront a set of symbols and relationships that do not fully reveal themselves on first encounter. The success of her work, however, lies in its eloquent capacity for fascination. It employs many devices; pattern, texture, screens, color, and mysterious deletions and exclusions weave a tale of vulnerability, transience, inheritance, and transformation. And the photograph as an evanescent container of memory has a vital role.

Kambli discovers her heritage in herself and her surroundings, employing a photographic strategy of longing as a means of translation. Her longing is both retrospective and anticipatory — longing for a future in which the past makes sense, in which a fragmented sense of self is made whole.

- George Slade, Curator

Date and place of birth of photographer/s: India

Website: http://www.priyakambli.com/

Book link: http://www.photolucida.org/books.php#2008

Donated by: Photolucida

As part of photolucida’s Critical Mass 2008, Céline Clanet, Priya Kambli, and Andy Freeberg were awarded monographs by a group of 200 jurors comprised of some of the most important photography curators in the world. To find our more about photolucida, Critical Mass, and the Portland Portfolio Reviews, visit www.photolucida.org.

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