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
ISBN: 978 1 934 334 10 2
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
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.