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 am very excited to announce that my new website www.terrigoldworldimagery.com, which has been in the works for a few weeks, is ready for visitors!
The new site features a large collection of my images from years past all the way to the most recent, including my ongoing tribal series “Still Points in a Turning World,” images both old and new from the Mermaid Parade of Coney Island, some of my dance photography, and more. You will also find a page with information about my solo exhibition of “Still Points in a Turning World,” and links to press my work has received and awards it has garnered.
Last but not least, the new site provides all the information you need to acquire original, signed prints of my work. I am very happy to share this news, and my website, with you. Please feel welcome to visit and inquire about anything of interest.
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.
I’m thrilled to have won five Honorable Mentions in International Photography Awards’ (IPA) One Shot: One World Competition.
About the award:
International Photography Awards competitions, receive nearly 18,000 submissions from 104 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographer’s accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition.
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!