Color Falls Down

Photographs by Priya Kambli


October 28, 2020March 28, 2021

Location: Rubenstein Library Photography Gallery

Sponsor: Sponsored in part by Ellen and Gary Davis ‘P19 and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation

Artist: Priya Kambli

“At age 18, a couple of years after the death of my parents, I moved from India to the United States with all my belongings in one suitcase.”

Priya Kambli describes the journey as leaving her feeling “disconnected.” In Color Falls Down, Kambli explores this fissure through recontextualizing her family photographs and objects she brought with her from India.

“My self-portrait is the constant that links my past with my present. In this work I am neither Indian nor American, but the link that chains generations together.”

The prints on display are from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. This exhibition was curated by Jess Epsten, Bingham Center Exhibition Intern and was sponsored in part by Ellen and Gary Davis ‘P19 and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. 

PLEASE NOTE: The library is currently closed to the public, but Duke students, faculty and staff can reserve a time slot to come and visit the exhibit in person during hours that the library is open-please visit https://duke.libcal.com/reserve/exhibition-viewing and sign up today!