I was thrilled to be chosen as a 1st place prize winner in the 2014 New York Center for Photographic Art Black and White Awards for her photograph Surma Family In the Omo Valley
The New Century Artists Gallery in Chelsea’s gallery district will exhibit Surma Family In the Omo Valley from April 7-19, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, April 9, 2015
To view the online gallery, click here: BlackAndWhite2014Gallery
Delighted to have more great press on my Omo Valley work – this time from L’Oeil de la Photographie, a daily photo magazine.
I’m very excited to be featured on Revue Camera, a fabulous French/English photography magazine.
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!
I was thrilled and honored to be a guest on WBAI’s First Voices Indigenous Radio this morning with John Kane.
You can hear the program here:
Click “Play” or “Download” next to the First Voices Indigenous Radio program on Thursday, April 10th at 9am.
It was wonderful to speak with John, who is so passionate about not only preserving ancient traditions, but seeing traditional societies adapt to our rapidly changing world.
“Some people say: “What does it matter if these cultures fade away.” The answer is simple. When asked the meaning of being human, all the diverse cultures of the world respond with 10,000 different voices. Distinct cultures represent unique visions of life itself, morally inspired and inherently right. And those different voices become part of the overall repertoire of humanity for coping with challenges confronting us in the future. As we drift toward a blandly amorphous, generic world, as cultures disappear and life becomes more uniform, we as a people and a species, and Earth itself, will be deeply impoverished.”
In the Omo Valley, Ethiopia
Home printing my images from the Omo Valley in Ethiopia. Preparing for my trip to Texas-to present my work to museum curators, galleries and collectors from all over the world, along with photographers from all over the world, at Houston’s Fotofest Biennial. 16 reviews in 4 days… whew…
Now working on the images from a visit to a cattle camp. This is where the men go to take care of the cattle; a very prestigious job. Cattle are enormously important to the Suri. They don’t see cattle simply as material assets but as life-long, sustaining companions. The average male in the Suri tribe owns from 30 to 40 cows. Men are not allowed to marry until they own a substantial number of cows. Then the cows are given to the bride’s family after the wedding ceremony. They are used for trading, and as a source of milk and blood, they are treated very well and rarely killed.
The men and boys in the camp work all day with their cattle and then they dance by the fires at night after covering their bodies with ash.