The 2011 group exhibition Chromophilia: Parsing the Visual Spectrum in the student-run Swell Gallery at the
Third Street Graduate Center.

Swell Gallery

Home and Away
Sunday, November 3 - Saturday, November 16, 2013
Swell Gallery

Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 6, 7–9 pm
SFAI Graduate Studios
2565 3rd Street
San Francisco,
CA

Home and Away showcases a series of images that deal with the dichotomy of the familiar and unfamiliar culminating from the individual journeys of photographers Daniel Postaer and Filza Ahmad.

Last summer, Postaer and Ahmad planned to travel to India on a photo-expedition led by Linda Connor. Due to heightened Pakistan-India political tensions and endless bureaucratic red tape, Ahmad (a Pakistani national) was unable to join the group as the Indian government denied her visa. Subsequently, Ahmad decided to capture, for the first time ever, her childhood home of Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia while Postaer continued on with a three-week exploration of Northern India. Both photographers gained access to often-misunderstood nations—reaching a greater sense of understanding of these places from behind the lens.