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.
Winners and Honorable Mentions in this year’s Julia M Cameron Awards will have their work exhibited in the 5th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography to be held in Barcelona on October 4-21, 2018.
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.
12TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER TERRI GOLD FROM THE UNITED STATES
LOS ANGELES 11/15/17 – Professional photographer Terri Gold of the United States was presented with the 12th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Honorable Mention in the category of Nature at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow streamed Saturday, October 14, 2017.
“It’s an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 8,121 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Terri Gold’s “Mysterious Sossuvlei Dunes”, an exceptional image entered in the Nature category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present her with the title of Honorable Mention.”
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography. http://www.thespiderawards.com
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.
This year, The International Photography Awards received 17832 of submissions from over 153 countries, and i was happy to be awarded Honorable Mention in two categories -Events People : Culture and Architecture : Historical.
My ongoing body of work, “Still Points in a Turning World”, explores our universal cross-cultural truths: the importance of family, community, ritual and the amazing diversity of its expression. I am interested in the different ways in which people find meaning in their lives, how an individual explores his or her existence through their traditions.
Wodaabe Nomad at the Gerewol Festival – Honorable Mention Winner – People : Culture
Agadez Grand Mosque in Niger – Honorable Mention Winner – Architecture : Historic
About the International Photography Awards: Each year, the International Photography Awards (IPA) invites passionate photographers, to compete for the title of Photographer of the Year. A board of esteemed professionals in the field juries the competition: curators, photo editors, gallery owners, art directors, and other luminaries from the international photography community. The photography community from countries around the globe will pay tribute to the most outstanding photography achievements presented at the Gala Awards ceremony.
This year, The International Photography Awards received 17836 of submissions from over 153 countries, and is pleased to declare that Terri Gold was awarded Honorable Mention in Event – Traditions and Cultures for the winning entry The Mermaid Parade in Coney Island.
The mermaid is an archetypal image that represents a woman who is at ease in the great waters of life, the waters of emotion and sexuality. Traditions and celebrations add rhythm and texture to our lives and provide a genuine feeling of community. I have been photographing the Mermaid Parade for 20 years and it never disappoints. The Parade celebrates the sand, the sea, the beginning of summer and the myths of Coney Island.
The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. A board of esteemed professionals in the field juries the competition: curators, photo editors, gallery owners, art directors, and other luminaries from the international photography community.
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!