Annu Palakunnathu Matthew is a photography professor in the Department of Art & Art History at URI.
"Being born in England, raised in India and now living in America, my mixed or 'masala' background continually shapes my life. Because of my early upbringing in England, I approach India as something of an outsider. Albeit, an outsider reminiscing the sights, sounds and smells that are childhood impressions of my cultural homeland. The images are a time warp, taking me back so the memories can be experienced over and over again." For more, see annumatthew.com
"As an immigrant, I am often questioned about where I am "really from." When I say that I am Indian, I often have to clarify that I am an Indian from India. It seems strange that all this confusion started because Christopher Columbus thought he had found the Indies and called the native people of America collectively as Indians." For more, see annumatthew.com