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 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.
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. Described 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
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
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!