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…
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.
So happy preparing for my solo show “Still Points in a Turning World”, opening Wednesday, April 19th from 5:30-8:30pm. Visual tales from my travels to the last mysterious corners of the world.
SALOMON ARTS GALLERY
Terri Gold: Still Points in a Turning World
April 19 – May 11, 2017
Gerewol Festival Dancers, 2015
“Terri Gold is a seeker, a world traveler to many of the more remote places of the globe who is entranced by peoples so unlike her and her community that one has to wonder at her enchantment. Her luminous photographs, made more otherworldly by the use of special toning and waxing techniques and infrared radiation rather then conventional light rays, show us more than we can imagine and takes us out of our routine lives into realms of the miraculous and the unknowable.”
-Harvey Stein, Photographer
Salomon Arts Gallery will feature work by award-winning international photographer Terri Gold, who is known for her poetic infrared imagery of the remote corners of the globe and the indigenous cultures that inhabit them.
Her ongoing project that examines cross-cultural truths, “Still Points in a Turning World”, made up of photographs taken over the course of a decades-long career, is a catalyst for discussion about the globalizing forces that threaten indigenous cultures. According to Ms. Gold, “traditional knowledge of indigenous societies has the power to contribute to the planet’s modern vision of technology, science and medicine and sustainable living. Though we may not see our own customs and traditions in these images, it is my hope that we recognize our common humanity. In the end, our only heritage is our planet. As beautiful as it is diverse…”
Salomon Arts Gallery
83 Leonard St 4th Floor, New York NY 10013
One of my fine art photo prints from Ethiopia has been featured for sale on Your Daily Photograph! I’m as happy as a clam! See it there now!