In April of 2017, the Salomon Arts Gallery in Tribeca, New York held a solo exhibit of my ongoing project, “Still Points in a Turning World”. This work explores our universal cross-cultural truths: the importance of family, community, ritual and the amazing diversity of its expression.
“The central revelation of anthropology is that this world deserves to exist in a diverse way, that we must find a way to live in a truly multicultural, world where all of the wisdom of all peoples can contribute to our collective well-being.” Wade Davis
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I was so happy to have a solo exhibit at Salomon Arts Gallery. My intention for the exhibit was to celebrate cultural diversity; to demonstrate that though we may not see our own customs and traditions in these images, we can recognize our common humanity.
All cultures celebrate the same things. We have rituals surrounding birth, death, good harvests, courtship, family reunions, rites of passage and more…
I was really happy to have a number of different events with a multicultural group of friends, family, and art collectors and enthusiasts. I had a cocktail party one night for the cast of Afrimericans, a scripted show following men and women who were born all over Africa and are now living here, a new emerging narrative about contemporary Africa. It was interesting to see their impressions of their own tribal cultures. There were people from Nigeria, Sudan, Kenya, Cameroon and more…
One Saturday I gave a talk moderated by Harvey Stein, a photography and long-time teacher at ICP in New York, sharing my stories about our cross-cultural truths; the importance of family, community, ritual and the amazing diversity of its expression.
I also held a trunk show one day, an event in collaboration with my friend Siamanda Chege and her company Bebe Ravi, and the proceeds were used to help and empower women in Siamanda’s village in Kenya.
I feel I’m completing the circle sharing the work with so many different people and cultures.
I’m thrilled to be featured on The Eye of Photography for my exhibit at the Salomon Arts Gallery, Still Points in a Turning World.
See the feature here.
I’m honored to have some of my work from “Still Points in a Turning World” featured on aCurator. The gallery exhibition of “Still Points in a Turning World” will be opening next Wednesday, April 19th at the Salomon Arts Gallery.
You can read the post here, and please stop by to see the show at Salomon Arts Gallery during its run from April 19 to May 11, 2017! Salomon Arts Gallery is located at 83 Leonard St, 4th floor.
Thrilled to receive honorable mentions for these two series in the 2016 International Photo Awards.
Honorable Mention – Requiem Buglisi Dance Theatre
View more about the awards and competition here.
Terri Gold was Awarded: 1st place in Nature – Landscapes category for the winning entry “Silent Dune – Namib Desert”
2016 IPA – Extremely happy to receive a first prize and 3 Honorable Mentions awards!
Silent Dune – Namib Desert Nature : Landscapes 1st prize
Thanks to IPA International Photography Awards, Lucie Foundation and the army of about 114 judges.
Please click on the site to see the all images. http://www.photoawards.com/winner/?compName=IPA+2016
The 2016 International Photography Awards received nearly 15,000 submissions from 103 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographers’ accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit www.photoawards.com for more details.
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.
To bid on the work online, follow these links on Artsy:
“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.