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Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew is a photography professor in the Department of Art & Art History at URI.

Memories of India

"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

Belur Drying Sari Haveli Ladder
Mundu Rice Sifting Stirring Molasses Tiffin
Washing Elephant Woman at temple Women in Smoke  

An Indian from India

"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

Belles Daughters Dot Feather Indian Flags
Indian from India Noble Savage Noble Indian Red Brown Indian Warpaint