Thrilled to have my work presented on Creative Mapping- the creative collective blog.
Infrared Photographer Terri Gold
Award-winning, fine art photographer and creative nomad Terri Gold captures her beautiful, other worldly photographs of tribal and nomadic cultures and their rites using invisible light. This light which cannot be seen exists on the invisible part of the spectrum and is captured by infrared sensitive film to reveal a enchanting and poetic under-layer. At home in unfamiliar lands, the wanderlust fueled photographer lives a surreal existence where time and centuries coexist. As an outsider, Gold’s ability to tap into foreign worlds with such an intimacy whilst also emphasising the mystery encapsulated within their rituals and ceremonies is an impressive balance. And her talents are held in great esteem within the photography and creative worlds.
Traveling across oceans, deserts and deep into the bush with up to three cameras in tow along with an ever growing passion and wanderlust, Gold is seeking to shine light on the fragility of tribal cultures seemingly untouched by time; using a light that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
CM: Your work has been published in numerous digital and print outlets, what first garnered notice of your work? I think the global response to my work speaks to the universal connection that all humans share. The loss of diverse cultures and species is becoming inextricably connected with the development of the modern world. The cultural diversity of our planet is where our greatest creativity lies. Though we may not see our own customs and traditions in these images, it is my hope that we recognize our common humanity. Our challenge now is to keep the poetry of diversity alive…
This year, The International Photography Awards received 17832 of submissions from over 153 countries, and i was happy to be awarded Honorable Mention in two categories -Events People : Culture and Architecture : Historical.
My ongoing body of work, “Still Points in a Turning World”, explores our universal cross-cultural truths: the importance of family, community, ritual and the amazing diversity of its expression. I am interested in the different ways in which people find meaning in their lives, how an individual explores his or her existence through their traditions.
Wodaabe Nomad at the Gerewol Festival – Honorable Mention Winner – People : Culture
Agadez Grand Mosque in Niger – Honorable Mention Winner – Architecture : Historic
About the International Photography Awards: Each year, the International Photography Awards (IPA) invites passionate photographers, to compete for the title of Photographer of the Year. A board of esteemed professionals in the field juries the competition: curators, photo editors, gallery owners, art directors, and other luminaries from the international photography community. The photography community from countries around the globe will pay tribute to the most outstanding photography achievements presented at the Gala Awards ceremony.
I am honored to have my work featured in the Fields Magazine #ALLMIGRANTS issue, which explores the theme of modern migration through images and stories.
The brain-child of Saran Koly, #ALLMIGRANTS is full of fearless storytellers and soulful adventurers, and “dedicated to all the people who have refused to be the victims of an unfair system and decided to take their destiny into their own hands”
Below are a few glimpses of the gorgeous print publication, available for purchase at www.fieldsmag.com (Web publication to follow soon!)
This year, The International Photography Awards received 17836 of submissions from over 153 countries, and is pleased to declare that Terri Gold was awarded Honorable Mention in Event – Traditions and Cultures for the winning entry The Mermaid Parade in Coney Island.
The mermaid is an archetypal image that represents a woman who is at ease in the great waters of life, the waters of emotion and sexuality. Traditions and celebrations add rhythm and texture to our lives and provide a genuine feeling of community. I have been photographing the Mermaid Parade for 20 years and it never disappoints. The Parade celebrates the sand, the sea, the beginning of summer and the myths of Coney Island.
The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. A board of esteemed professionals in the field juries the competition: curators, photo editors, gallery owners, art directors, and other luminaries from the international photography community.
I am excited to have won a Performance Award for my image series Ethiopia’s Omo Valley. This is the second HPA competition I have entered and won!
The Humanity Photo Awards is a biennial photography contest supported by UNESCO and the China Folklore Photographic Association and sponsored by the World Folklore Photography Association. The CFPA is the only photographic association in the world who enjoys full operational relations with UNESCO.It’s goals are to explore and rescue the endangered folk cultures of world nationalities and to enhance mutual understanding to promote the world peace.
The premiere exhibition Memories of the Mankind IX will be held in September 2015 in Shangri-la City, Yunnan Province, China.
Humanity Photo Awards (HPA) is an international competition, aiming to call upon photographers all over the world to widely and deeply record and preserve the heritage of the folk culture. HPA finds a way for photography to ally with folklore, anthropology and sociology and its photo series provide the most systemic specimens and trustworthy evidence for cultural heritage, which is far beyond artistic value.
Images from my Nomads In Niger series are now featured on The BBC Picture Desk.
“I was blessed to share time with this incredibly unique group of people and to learn about their cultural traditions, communal values and ethical perspectives”
I see more than ever the importance of sharing our stories to gain a deeper understanding of the timeless past and the imminent future. The cultural diversity of our planet is where our greatest creativity lies. Our challenge now is to keep the poetry of diversity alive…