ENGAGING WITH YOUR PRACTICE
with Priya Suresh Kambli
This one-day, online workshop is open to all types and all levels of image makers.
Artist Priya Suresh Kambli will mentor participants through critical conversations and feedback so that they are able to better understand and articulate their own artistic projects and practice. She will guide the group to a greater understanding of their own intentions, thoughts, and decisions—including how to unify them when creating a body of work—while also encouraging participants to consider how their work exists within the greater context of contemporary photography. Project critiques will be given with consideration towards shaping a cohesive body of work, as well as answering specific questions participants might have about their own work.
Participants should plan to share a single body of work in a single pdf format.
This workshop will be conducted entirely online via Zoom Video Conferencing software, available at Zoom.com for free. Additional details will be emailed to participants in advance of the workshop.
This online workshop is limited to 12 participants
Image courtesy of the artist, Soha (Muma’s Photographs), 2019 from the series Buttons for Eyes.
Priya Kambli 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 was the winner of the inaugural Female in Focus, 2019 award - aimed at addressing the gender imbalance in the industry by highlighting the exceptional quality of work by female photographers around the world. She is also the winner of the 2021 Individual Artist Outstanding Artist by the Missouri Arts Council. 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.
Date: September 22, 2021
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CT
Location: Online via Zoom
Refunds will be processed with a 15% fee. No refunds will be given after September 1st.