2011 International Photography Awards – Lucie Foundation


2011 International Photography Awards Announces Winners of the Competition

 Some of the top professionals in the business partner with the Lucie Foundation to present the prestigious International Photography Awards, this year I’ve been awarded 7 Honorable Mentions.

Thanks so much to all the judges.

 Honorable Mention in People – Culture category for the winning entry “Still Points In A Turning World-Tribal Villages In Guizhou”

Terri Gold was awarded an Honorable Mention in People – Culture category for the winning entry “Requiem-Buglisi Dance Theatre”

Terri Gold was awarded an Honorable Mention in People – Portrait category for the winning entry “Ben and his Horse”

Terri Gold was awarded an Honorable Mention in People – Culture category for the winning entry “Into the Mist in Guizhou”

Terri Gold was awarded an Honorable Mention in People – Culture category for the winning entry “Sister’s Meal Festival in Guizhou”

Terri Gold was awarded an Honorable Mention in People – Children category for the winning entry “Pheasant Miao boys in Guizhou”

Terri Gold was awarded an Honorable Mention in People – Culture category for the winning entry “Guping Mountain Miao”

Opening Reception – Keyes Art – November 3rd – Terri Gold

Terri Gold - Keyes Art Projects

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Finally – it was the night of the show – Terri Gold And Steve Miller: Planet

Finally it was the night of the show, on the way to the gallery my cell phone rings and it is an old friend, someone I have known since high school, saying he is sending another old friend over to my opening. Five minutes later he is the second guest to walk in. He still had the same great style and the same sparkle in his eye – we share a quick life story update and reconnect.

He is married happily and well with many children and brings with him a fabulous dog and then to begin my night on a real high says very casually, after hearing about the journey and looking at the work, I will take that one…

In India and all over the Far East the first sale of the day is very auspicious and brings good luck and good feelings all the way around and I must say it did.

Thank God for home boys !!

It was a pleasure to collaborate with Steve Miller and Julie Keyes  in creating this show. We had a wonderful night and the work was very well received . We want to thank everyone for coming and helping to make it such a successful evening .

Planet - at 4 North Main Gallery

Terri Gold

Terri Gold-Into the Mists of Time in Guizhou

Steve Miller and Terri Gold

Steve Miller and Terri Gold

Images by Terri Gold - Steve Miller

Terri Gold and Steve Miller

Steve Miller- The Health of the Planet

Terri and Steve

Steve Miller

Terri Gold and Steve Miller: PLANET Opening Reception

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Planet Press Release

 

Julie Keyes presents the exhibition “Planet” at 4 North Main Gallery opening Friday, July 29th from 5 PM to 8PM. In the exhibition, “Planet”, Keyes curates a visual conversation between photographer Terri Gold and painter Steve Miller. 

 Planet: Populations migrate and indigenous cultures disappear.  The competition for natural resources depletes our biodiversity while science proves the earth is warming.  We live in a planet under stress where Terri Gold captures the last moments of fading cultures. At risk is a vast archive of knowledge and expertise of healers and weavers, poets and saints. Steve Miller uses medical technology to give the planet a check-up.  If the Amazon rain forests are the lungs of the planet, then Miller x-rays these lungs to look inside the patient, Earth.

 Terri Gold’s lifelong body of work “Still Points in a Turning World “focuses on Asia’s vanishing tribal heritage and has been widely published and exhibited. Recently, she was featured in aCurator Magazine and Lenscratch and was a winner in the Planet Magazine and London International Creative Competitions. Gold’s work is interpretive in nature and incorporates the use of infrared light and the invisible light spectrum. She is interested in the myriad ways in which people find meaning in their lives, how an individual explores his or her existence through their traditions. This current series, entitled “Into the Mists of Time “ is about life in Guizhou, China.

 Over the past 25 years, Steve Miller has presented 33 solo exhibitions at institutions in the United States, China, France, and Germany. His exhibitions have been reviewed in Le Monde, Süddeutsche Zeitung, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, ArtForum, ARTnews, and Art in America. Miller was one of the first artists to experiment with computers in the early 1980’s, and his work today continues to integrate science and technology with fine art.  Using the lens of technology Miller reinvents at the traditional painted portrait, the world of fashion, particle physics, molecular biology and the world environmental crisis. His current project, entitled “Health of the Planet,” is about the rainforest in Brazil.

 

4 North Main Gallery is located at 1 North Main Street in Southampton, New York.

Gallery hours: July 30th, 12 – 7PM and July 31st, 12-5PM. 

 All inquiries to:

juliekeyes15@yahoo.com

terrigoldworldimagery.com

stevemiller.com 


Into the Mists of Time: Guizhou, China

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Artist Statement

Planet : Into the Mists of Time

4 North Main Gallery     Southampton , New York      Opening Friday July 29th 5 to 8 pm

                                                                                                                                                   

 

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. This chapter in the series is entitled “Planet: Into the Mists of Time”.

 In April 2011, I returned to Guangxi and Guizhou China, an area rich in minority culture and stunningly beautiful. When I was last there in 1997, I visited Miao, Dong and Shui villages that had never received western guests. I wondered how different it would be…

 Each day our van would climb around hundreds of switchbacks, our faithful driver Chen, his eyes totally focused, honking at each bend. Winding our way through 2000-year-old rice terraces intricately carved into the mountainside, higher and higher into the mists, the landscape green and lush, roads newly built and muddy, finally we would arrive.

 The villagers awaited us with welcome ceremonies that have not changed for generations. Men playing bamboo flutes and women dancing in magnificent, elaborately hand-embroidered outfits with sparkling silver pheasant and dragon headdresses. The older people are still wearing traditional dress everyday but the next generation only wears these colorful garments for festivals. This is a significant change, for these tribes’ identity is best represented by their intricate textile work. Now the younger generation wants a different life.

 The city has become a synonym for modernity, the country backwardness. These are not stagnant societies there is change in the air. It is predicted that in the next few decades, China will experience the largest human migration in the world’s history, from rural to urban. At risk is a vast archive of knowledge and expertise of healers and weavers, silversmiths and musicians, poets and saints.

 My work is interpretive in nature. My technique involves creating imagery using the invisible infrared light spectrum. Working with infrared light suits the subject matter and the timeless quality of the images. The post processing is part of my medium creating work that combines the use of the lens with technology.

 We all lose when ancient skills and visionary wisdom are forgotten. . Traditions and rituals are still points, they are our histories and our connections to the past, and they are our future as well.  As a “visual archeologist” I am interested in capturing these last moments of the tapestry of tribal life.

A Condition of Empathy

I came across this Ansel Adams quote the other day on a wonderful photography blog by  Nicole Gibson .

http://blog.nicolegibsonphotography.com/?p=1260

“As with all art, the photographer’s objective is not the duplication of visual reality. Photography is an investigation of both the outer and the innerworlds. The first experiences with the camera involve looking at the world beyond the lens. Trusting that the instrument will capture something seen. The terms “shoot” and “take” are not accidental: they represent an attitude of conquest and appropriation. Only when the photographer grows into perception and creative impulse does the term “make” define a condition of empathy between the external and internal events.”

This is on my mind  as I am editing  my new work from China and beginning the process of creating a new body of work.

I had some visual goals in mind, that are always very fluid and evolving. I  was looking to see with feeling . To create work that asks questions as well as answers.

It’s a difficult process. I want to create beautiful work, work that keeps up with my own pace as an artist and craftsman, but I often  worry that I’ve shot my last good
image, that everything from here on out is just derivative and cliché. We all struggle with  doubts. There is a creative arc on a trip –  to the flow of making the work and even to the journey itself.

I remembered to  trust the process (most of the time) –  and just kept going…

The Lush Landscape

The Lush Landscape

Terraced Rice Fields in the Mountains

The Li River