I was so thrilled to receive an Honorable Mention in the Culture & Daily Life category in the 13th edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, a competition celebrating women photographers all over the world, held by the Photography Gala Awards.
The winning images were three of my favorites from my latest adventure to the Turkana region of northern Kenya.
I recently had fun putting together a photo album of my favorite moments from the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, which I have been attending for over 20 years. I never cease to be amazed by the spirit and creativity of all the diverse creatures of the sea…
I’m excited to share my Mermaid images in book format! The collection includes both infrared and color imagery from several years of the Parade.
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Jacques Cousteau
For a journey through the wonders of the sea, order your own copy here!
“I must be a Mermaid. I have no fear of depth and a great fear of shallow living.”
I have been photographing the Parade for more than 20 years, and it never disappoints. It is an honor to continue to receive recognition with images from one of my favorite New York City events.
The highly acclaimed ND AWARDS is a melting pot of some of the world’s most outstanding and talented souls in the field of photography. The Gala Awards, with the sponsorship of the Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, celebrate women photographers of all levels.
I am always thrilled to be honored alongside so many wonderful photographers from all around the world.
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.
570 women photographers from 63 countries participated in the 11th edition, collectively submitting 5,732 images. It is a huge honor to be featured alongside the beautiful work of so many great women photographers.
My images selected are from Kenya, India, Ethiopia, and the Mermaid Parade of Coney Island.
“Throughout her career, Graham was fascinated by visionaries and prophets. In ”Spectre-1914,” Xin Ying is a prophet beholding appalling visions of war as she rises tall and awesome in a black robe. She then manipulated the robe to show its reverse side, making her seem encased in a blood-red shroud.” -Jack Anderson
In my infrared interpretation the robe is white and blue…
Performed by Xin Ying.
“In “Embattled Garden,” from 1958, Graham—a lover of myth—tackled the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. (The garden is represented by a field of reeds, designed by Isamu Noguchi). ” -from a New Yorker Review
Performed by So Young An, Lloyd Mayor, Natasha Diamond-Walker, Abdiel Jacobsen.
Visit my website to see more images of the Martha Graham Dance Company.
I had a wonderful time attending and photographing the fabulous performances and gala for Buglisi Dance Theatre‘s 25th Anniversary Season. I have been photographing the Buglisi dancers for many years and am always amazed at their talent and grace.
Bare to the Wall Suite performed by So Young An, Ari Mayzick, Blakeley White-McGuire, Abdiel Jacobsen, Anne O’Donnell, and Lloyd Knight
Requiem performed by Marie Zvosec, Jessica Higgins, Jessica Sgambelluri, Laura Careless, and Ashley Merker
Moss #5 Variation and Dialogues on What Makes Us Human performed by Blakeley White-McGuire, Jessica Higgins, Jessica Sgambelluri, Stephanie Van Dooren-Eshkenazi, Lara Careless, and Ashley Merker
Visit my website to see more images from the 25th Anniversary Season, as well as more images from Buglisi Dance Theatre performances over the years.
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!