Kamal Badhey

Kamal Badhey

Kamal Badhey (she/her) is a photographer, artist-educator and independent curriculum designer of South Asian ancestry with an MA in Photography and Urban Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London, and an MS in Museum Education from Bank Street College. She is a member of the Urban Photographers Association and South Asian Women’s Creative Collective. Her work intersects with diaspora, using photography, oral storytelling, and family history to stitch together stories. It follows the Telugu saying, ’Katha kanchiki, manam intiki’, ‘The story goes far far away, and now we are back in our homes’. Her project “Portals and Passageways”, exhibited internationally traces her jeweler ancestor and great great grandfather Annam Rathnaiah from unknown origins to a former British colonial bazaar in Secunderabad, India. Kamal brings two decades of experience collaborating with youth and adults in public schools, transitional housing, community centers, civic engagement, and universities. She was a Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow and a Claremont Documentary Fellow.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Kamal Badhey

Oct 102021

The Value Of Our Photographic Heritage: Five Perspectives

Five leading photography professionals discuss photographic heritage with PhotoWings Founder Suzie Katz.

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Sep 202020

Re-Imagining Our Family Archives

Educator Kamal Badhey and her adult and teen students, William Page, A’ssia Rai, and Valerie Zink reflect on their journey of investigating their family archives.

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