The Watermill Center Benefit Auction

 

FLY INTO THE SUN
The 24th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction
Saturday, July 29 | 6:00pm-midnight

 

On Saturday, July 29, 2017​, ​The Watermill Center invites you to enter another world, one conceived by Founder and Artistic Director Robert Wilson and International ​Summer Program participants of all disciplines and backgrounds. D​escribed as an enchanted forest and performance art extravaganza, the Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit unites the worlds of art, performance, music, theatre, design, architecture and fashion. All funds raised support The Center’s year-round Artist Residency and Education Programs that provide a unique environment for young and emerging artists to explore and develop new work.

Happy to have 2 of my images of Kushti Wrestlers in the auction this summer !

Claiming the title of “visual anthropologist,” photographer Terri Gold is celebrated for her infrared portraiture of indigenous cultures and ritual. Influenced by early explorers-turned-photographers, Gold takes her cameras through deserts and remote villages, capturing the diversity that the world has to offer. Her prints of the Kushti Wrestlers from Rajasthan tell the story of this ancient form of wrestling practiced in India for more than 2,000 years. Gold’s work has garnered many awards, is shown in galleries internationally and published extensively.
—Courtesy of The Watermill Center

 

https://www.artsy.net/artwork/terri-gold-kushti-

A Royal Wedding In Jodhpur

We went to a royal wedding in Jodhpur, our wonderful Rajasthani guide obtained an invitation for us through the bride’s family. The rituals and colors  were amazing, with many maharajahs and diplomats in attendance. There was a marvelous  procession: the groom entered on a white horse dressed in gold brocade with  many of the maharaja’s walking  beside him,  drums, horns and bells were blaring and prayers were offered. They were greeted by guests ready with marigold garlands to drape over their heads.  The men carried antique family swords wrapped in scarfs – its called peace tying. Their colorful turbans flowed down their backs and some wore beautiful turban jewels. Quiite a site…
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A Royal Wedding in Jodphur

A Royal Wedding in Jodphur

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A Royal Wedding In Jodphur

A Royal Wedding In Jodphur

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The Colors of India

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If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India!” ~Romaine Rolland

off  for an adventure in  India
 desert festivals and a wild sufi music festival
fire dancers, camel races, musicians, whirling dervishes and more
into the golden sand dunes of the Thar desert
a spiritual journey 
a celebration
of the human spirit !