Photo Exhibit, “South Asian American History, Culture, and Community”

From August 25 – October 31, 2014, the photo and historical exhibit, “South Asian American History, Culture, and Community” will be displayed at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Ward Gallery, located on the second floor of the Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. The gallery is free admission and open to the public during building operational hours.

The exhibit has three sections – historical text and images about South Asian American immigrant communities (provided by SAAPRI), South Asian diasporic images by photographer Preston Merchant, and images submitted by UIC community and friends.

The exhibit is in conjunction and collaboration with the upcoming South Asian literature Kriti Festival, which will take place at UIC. A gallery reception, which kicks off the Kriti Festival, will take place on Thursday, September 25, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Neha Kumar, Festival Assistant Director, and visit

The co-sponsors for the exhibit are UIC’s Asian American Resource and Cultural Center, Asian American Studies, Asian Studies, Campus Programs, and the community organization, SAAPRI (the South Asian American Policy & Research Institute).

The Ward Gallery is part of the UIC Office of Campus Programs under the Division of Student Affairs supporting students from orientation to graduation.

To register for the festival, please visit

NOTE: Kriti is co-sponsored by the English Department, the Asian Studies Program, and the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and will be held on campus, at 750 S. Halsted, Chicago.