Priya Kambli's work is rooted in her fascination in the intersection between her parents' lives in India and her own in the U.S. The images, constructed from her father’s albums of snapshots and then layered with her own contemporary photographs appear, at a glance, to be laden with cultural references beyond the casual observer. But stripped of context and distilled to its simplest form, the work’s strength becomes most apparent when framed as a set of family pictures, stories and the artist’s own personal histories.
Kambli's work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, including El Museo Nacional de la Fotografía de Bogotá, The Houston Center for Photography, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, SF Camerawork and The Silver Eye Center for Photography.
She has received numerous grants and awards, including the En Foco New Works Photography Award Fellowship, the Photolucida Book Award and The Houston Center for Photography Photographic Fellowship, and has been an Artist-in-Residence at Light Work and The Center for Photography at Woodstock. Her photographs are featured in both public and private collections including The Museum of Contemporary Photography.