I am so honored to win the Grand Prize for Shadow & Light Magazine’s special March/April edition, Color It Red 2019. The issue features work from some of my favorite tribal expeditions.
Having just returned from an amazing trip to the Turkana region of northern Kenya, my imagery was filled with color. Though I am known for my infrared photography, I was very inspired by the challenge presented by Shadow & Light’s Color It Red competition, since I always have a color camera with me too, and was thrilled to have the work so well-received.
My work is truly about discovery, both while traveling and in creating the images. I think of my work as magical realism.
“Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams.” – Paul Gauguin
Follow this link to read my full interview and order a print copy or PDF download of my Color It Red edition!
I received the wonderful news this week that I have been awarded Grand Prize in Santa Fe Photographic Workshops’ 2018 “Diversity” competition with one of my favorite images from Ethiopia, a portrait of a Suri family wearing some of their amazing headdresses in the Omo Valley.
With my work, particularly my ongoing series “Still Points in a Turning World“, I am always exploring our universal cross-cultural truths: the importance of family, community, ritual and the amazing diversity of its expression, so this award is especially meaningful to me.
Many thanks to Santa Fe Photographic Workshops for this incredible honor, and congratulations to the other winners and honorable mentions; may we all continue to celebrate diversity together. Though we may not see our own customs and traditions in these images, it is my hope that we recognize our common humanity.
I’m thrilled to be included along with many great artists in the exhibition Let There Be Light (And Shadow), juried by my mentor in photography, Harvey Stein. Join me at the opening next Thursday, February 1st from 6-8PM at Umbrella Arts Gallery.
I’m honored to give a talk at Professional Women Photographers (PWP) monthly meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, November 8th. I will be showing and discussing work from my travels in Asia and Africa throughout the years…
This year, The International Photography Awards received 14,266 of submissions from over 165 countries, and I am honored to have been awarded an Honorable Mention Award in the 2017 International Photography Awards Competition in Nature – Wildlife for the winning entry Wildlife’s Rhythms.
This year, The International Photography Awards received 14266 of submissions from over 165 countries, and I am honored to have been awarded an Honorable Mention Award in the 2017 International Photography Awards Competition in People – Culture for the winning entry Samburu Warriors.
Nevada Wier is an award-winning travel and fine-art photographer specializing in the remote corners of the globe and the cultures that inhabit them. Enjoy her musings, creative tips, and practical suggestions. Excelsior!