Priya Kambli: Color Falls Down

“Photography has been a way of bridging the gap between…two cultures while coming to terms with my dual nature.” —Priya Kambli

Priya was born and raised in India and moved to the United States at the age of 18, carrying her entire life in one suitcase weighing about 20 lbs.

My photographs visually express the notion of transience and split cultural identity caused by the act of migration. I have been viewing this issue through the lens of my own personal history and cultural journey from India to the United States. This journey left me feeling disconnected- unable to anchor myself in any particular cultural framework. I have therefore formed a hybrid identity, a patching together of two cultures within one person.In my work I explore absence, loss and genealogy through the use of my own family snapshots. These personal artifacts are recontextualized alongside fragmented images and staged imagery to reveal the correlations between generations, cultures and memory.

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kambles said:

im part of the hannibal fandom so good luck with that, but you get a pat on the back for trying. i am awaiting my whipping, remember to be thorough

Aw, look. Anon is kinky. 

Funny thing about whipping, kambles, you have to be gagged, blind, and tied. Which is all you’re good for, to be honest. I’d like to rip off a few layers of your skin myself.

And seeing as you actually are so invested in being a racist little shit that you wanted to get off anon, I suggest you get off another way. Because sweetheart, you’re out of luck and way out of your depth. I get the last word on this mountain, bitch. 

Because I don’t care much for freaks like you.

So, It looks like shit but yea.. also if you can’t tell who’s who:

punkelmans (Upper left as lag fairy)

sapphicfox (obviously the fox-ish one)

trinn8 and iamsunflaash (In a towel cause yea, also Trinn has a rose for Mogar)

Me on the ground cause, i’m cool

skylordsimon (with her shiny ring)

kelseywritesthings (In the tower watching all the kids play like idiots)

and finally ladymogar (Queen of the castle.)

I like it, but idk, If i missed anyone i’ll be glad to add them in and if you want a change just ask :)

Does total body irradiation conditioning improve outcomes of myeloablative human leukocyte antigen-identical sibling transplantations for chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

Does total body irradiation conditioning improve outcomes of myeloablative human leukocyte antigen-identical sibling transplantations for chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2014 Mar;20(3):421-4

Authors: Sabloff M, Sobecks RM, Ahn KW, Zhu X, de Lima M, Brown JR, Inamoto Y, Holland HK, Aljurf MD, Laughlin MJ, Kamble RT, Hsu JW, Wirk BM, Seftel M, Lewis ID, Arora M, Alyea EP, Kalaycio ME, Cortes J, Maziarz RT, Gale RP, Saber W

An allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation from an HLA-identical donor after high-dose (myeloablative) pretransplantation conditioning is an effective therapy for some people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Because CLL is a highly radiosensitive cancer, we hypothesized that total body irradiation (TBI) conditioning regimens may be associated with better outcomes than those without TBI. To answer this, we analyzed data from 180 subjects with CLL receiving myeloablative doses of TBI (n = 126) or not (n = 54), who received transplants from an HLA-identical sibling donor between 1995 and 2007 and reported to the Center for International Blood & Marrow Transplant Research. At 5 years, treatment-related mortality was 48% (95% confidence interval [CI], 39% to 57%) versus 50% (95% CI, 36% to 64%); P = NS. Relapse rates were 17% (95% CI, 11% to 25%) versus 22% (95% CI, 11% to 35%); P = NS. Five-year progression-free survival and overall survival were 34% (95% CI, 26% to 43%) versus 28% (95% CI, 15% to 42%); P = NS and 42% (95% CI, 33% to 51%) versus 33% (95% CI, 19% to 48%); P = NS, respectively. The single most common cause of death in both cohorts was recurrent/progressive CLL. No variable tested in the multivariate analysis was found to significantly affect these outcomes, including having failed fludarabine. Within the limitations of this study, we found no difference in HLA-identical sibling transplantation outcomes between myeloablative TBI and chemotherapy pretransplantation conditioning in persons with CLL.

PMID: 24321745 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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