Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A conversation with Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel

This Friday, March 16th @ 7.30pm
Artist talk and presentation.

Shirley Naidoo (far right) at work at her Hair Sensations Salon in Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. Feb 2011.

"....Home away from Home
is a multimedia project on the global South Asian (East Indian) diaspora. Through this project I explore the universal issues of identity and belonging among populations as they migrate from one culture and adapt to another - examining what they take with them and what they leave behind. I will be showing work from South Africa, Kenya and Trinidad at this talk.... "

Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel is a Sri Lankan-American photographer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Samuel's personal work shares untold stories of identity, home and Diaspora through powerful, intimate imagery and narratives. She uses documentary photography and film as mediums to examine her own experiences and tell stories that connect the present to the past and the future. She has produced short films for UNICEF and has also worked on several documentary films for PBS FRONTLINE. Samuel completed her B.A. in Anthropology at New York University in 1998 and subsequently was a Peace Corps volunteer on the island of Dominica for two years. After working in local and international development, Samuel received her Master of International Affairs from Columbia Universityºs School of International & Public Affairs.

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