Photo by Priya Kambli
Personal History: Working with an Archive with Priya Suresh Kambli (Webinar)
- May 21, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
In this webinar, Priya Kambli will talk about her work, where she aims to understand the formation and erasure of identity that is an inevitable part of the migrant experience, exploring the resulting fragmentation of family, identity, and culture. Priya connects her my migrant story with universal experiences by mining an archive of family heirlooms, photographs and documents, while also creating new images – new documents – which are added to the collection.
During the webinar Priya places her own work within the context of other photographic bodies of work that engage with either our own families’ photographs and source material, or with found collections of private snapshots to tell personal narratives that tie into a broader universal context.
Piriya Kambli (https://www.priyakambli.com/) received her BFA at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette and an MFA from the University of Houston. She is currently Professor of Art at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.
Kambli’s work inadvertently examines the question asked by her son Kavi at age three; did she belong to two different worlds, since she spoke two different languages. The essence of his question continues to be a driving force in her art making. In her work, Kambli has always strived to understand the formation and erasure of identity that is an inevitable part of the migrant experience, exploring the resulting fragmentation of family, identity, and culture.
Kambli’s artwork has been well received, having been exhibited, published, collected and reviewed in the national and international photographic community. She is the recipient of two 2021 inaugural production grants, the Creator Labs Photo Fund and The Magenta Foundation’s Un-Stuck grant. The National Portrait Gallery in London included an image from her series Buttons for Eyes in their annual Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition 2021. The Missouri Arts Council recognized her as the artist of the year with their Missouri Arts Award for Individual Artist 2021 The success of Kambli’s work underlines the fact that she is engaged in an important dialogue, and reinforces her intent to make work driven by a growing awareness of the importance of many voices from diverse perspectives and the political relevance of our private struggles.
Webinar – Online Learning Class via Zoom
This class is part of our Saturday “Webinar” series. These 90-minute online presentations, taught by leading leading professionals in the field, are designed to be informative and educational. A wide range of topics will be explored. Each webinar will end with Q&A from the audience.
A link for the Zoom webinar will be emailed to the prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please contact Kevin Weinstein or Janis McGavin at email@example.com.
Dates: Saturday, May 21, 10-11:30 am PST
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
Tuition: $45 Non-Members;$35 Members
Venue: Online Learning Class
This course will be meeting online via Zoom. We encourage you to install and test the software on your device prior to the class.