FADA: HOUSE OF MADNESS | THE 23RD ANNUAL WATERMILL CENTER SUMMER BENEFIT & AUCTION

I’m thrilled to have two images featured in the 23rd Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit.  Excited to see Robert Wilson and Kanye West’s collaborative art installation piece and all the other amazing artwork and performance art.  It’s an evening when the woods come alive with magical happenings…

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! On Saturday, July 30, 2016 The Watermill Center will once again bring together the worlds of theater, art, fashion, design, and society for The 23rd Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction. Watermill’s International Summer Program participants come from over 25 countries to create installations and performances throughout our eight-and-a-half acre grounds for the event. The funds raised support The Watermill Center’s year-round Artist Residency and Education Programs, providing a unique environment for young and emerging artists to explore and develop new work.

Hamar Family in the Omo Valley - Terri Gold

Hamar Family in the Omo Valley – Terri Gold

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Silent Dune – Terri Gold

To bid on the work online, follow these links on Artsy:

Hamar Family in the Omo Valley

Silent Dune

 

HONORABLE MENTION PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS

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UNDER THE DAUM PINE TREES : HONORABLE MENTION

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TERRI GOLD OF UNITED STATES WAS AWARDED HONORABLE MENTION IN THE PX3 2016 COMPETITION.

PARIS, FRANCE
PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS (PX3) ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PX3 2016 COMPETITION.

Terri Gold of United States was Awarded Honorable Mention in Wildlife category for the entry entitled, ” Under The Daum Pine Trees .” The jury selected winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries. 

ABOUT Px3:

The “Prix de la Photographie Paris” (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. Winning photographs from this competition are exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.

Visit http://px3.fr

 

The San People in Namibia

“We are at a crucial crossroads of human history. We are losing traditional cultures with their ancient ways of life and spiritual beliefs at catastrophic rates … With my photography of the First Peoples of our fragile planet, I hope to show spiritual traditions from our past in the present, and become part of the process in some small way of helping prefer life for future generations. I believe photography plays a crucial role in helping sustain and revitalize cultures on the edge.” – Chris Rainier

The San people are the first people of Africa, they are descendants of the original Homo sapiens, who occupied Southern Africa, for at least 150 000 years. The San  already have been forced to abandon their traditions. Some people are working to preserve the culture, but the last remaining areas were they could live as hunter-gatherers are slowly being converted to commercial farmland.

We met the people featured in the German movie called Ghostland about the life of the Bushmen in the 21’st century. Life in the vast Kalahari desert has changed for one of the most ancient cultures on our planet: the lifesaving and nurturing hunt has been forbidden by law by the Namibian government in 1990. Fences are now dividing the former endless open land of the dry savannah. The former nomads are now pressed into an unused life in fixed housing and are forced to live of spare gifts from the government or, if so, adventurous tourists.

They graciously welcomed us to the area in their  village called the living museum and showed us some of their traditions and the plants they used as food and medicines in the forest.

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The Mermaid Parade

“I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” – Anais Nin

A sea of Mermaids, Mermen and Sea Creatures  filled  Coney Island Saturday for the 34th annual Mermaid Parade.

The Parade celebrates the sand, the sea, the salt air and the beginning of summer, as well as the history and myths of Coney Island.  In hand-made costumes, everyone promenades, sashays and struts riotously down Surf  Avenue. It’s an all inclusive affair with participants from infants to octogenarians.  It’s part-fantasy, part-escapism, but all real –  celebrating  the imagination and  combining all the eccentricities and joys of artistic self-expression !

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Kenyan Stories

Everything from the humble woodlouse to specks of dust moving through a ray of sunlight. Each tells a story. ~ Fennel Hudson

With my camera, I try to bring the diversity of distant lands into our modern world, and share the stories I discover in my travels ; to create imagery that reminds us and generations to come how beautiful and diverse the world is. Our challenge now will be to keep the poetry of diversity alive…kenya_red_ambo-256 new sky Kenya_2015_red_-1903 Kenya_2015_red_-1907 Kenya_2015_red_-2120 Kenya_2015_red_-2172 kenya_red_ambo-234 kenya_red_ambo-236

In Kenya, the Maasai and Samburu warriors rite of passage used to be pretty standard: Spend three months in the forest, learn how to herd cows, kill a predator.

“Some years back, for you to become a chief, you had to kill a lion. But conservationists came in and stopped the killing,” explains Mtaine David Swakei, a Maasai leader.

Now dance is part of what defines the ancient tribes of modern Kenya, the “adumu”, or “jumping dance”.

It’s been captured in endless pictures and documentaries; and is a recognizable ritual of Maasai and Samburu life. On this day the young men performed a version of it for us. The adumu is just one in a series of rituals that make up the Eunoto, the ceremony in which the junior warriors, or morani, graduate to the ranks of manhood.

Life: A Journey Through Time at the Annenberg Space for Photography

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So happy to have my images from Niger, Ethiopia and Kenya  included in the slideshow presentation accompanying the exhibit  Life: A Journey Through Time.

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March 3, 2016   at 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los AngelesCA

LIFE: A Journey Through Time is a photographic interpretation of life on Earth from the Big Bang to the present by acclaimed National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting.

A new slideshow presentation of compelling images from photographers whose work complements the themes explored in LIFE: A Journey Through Time.
The photographers in the exhibit have greatly  inspired and influenced my own photography and I am incredibly honored to be a part of this show.