Terri Gold photographs performances by the Martha Graham Dance Theatre

I was so happy to see and photograph the dress rehearsal of the spring season of The Martha Graham Dance Company.

“Throughout her career, Graham was fascinated by visionaries and prophets. In ”Spectre-1914,” Xin Ying is a prophet beholding appalling visions of war as she rises tall and awesome in a black robe. She then manipulated the robe to show its reverse side, making her seem encased in a blood-red shroud.” -Jack Anderson

In my infrared interpretation the robe is white and blue…

Performed by Xin Ying.

 

“In “Embattled Garden,” from 1958, Graham—a lover of myth—tackled the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. (The garden is represented by a field of reeds, designed by Isamu Noguchi). ” -from a New Yorker Review

Performed by So Young An, Lloyd Mayor, Natasha Diamond-Walker, Abdiel Jacobsen.

Visit my website to see more images of the Martha Graham Dance Company.

aCurator Features – Terri Gold: Omo Valley

Absolutely thrilled to be included on the aCurator blog . Thank you, Julie Grahame for your generous work for the photo community.

It is so important to complete the circle and have one’s images go back out into the wide and wild world we live in …

 

PLease View the  Fullscreen Feature here

http://acurator.com/#/2/230/0

http://www.acurator.com/blog/2014/06/terri-gold-omo-valley.html

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Omo Valley Work Featured on L’Oeil de la Photographie

Delighted to have more great press on my Omo Valley work – this time from L’Oeil de la Photographie, a daily photo magazine.

http://www.loeildelaphotographie.com/2014/05/31/the-eye-of-readers/25033/terri-gold-omo-valley

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Work from the Omo Featured on Revue Camera

I’m very excited to be featured on Revue Camera, a fabulous French/English photography magazine.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.649021205191611.1073741930.461205963973137&type=1

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Photo print featured on YourDailyPhotograph.com!

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!

http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5a6e385eed959142044dc8096&id=7f13904af4

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Into The Mists Of Time

Happy to be featured on my friend Tewfic El-Sawy’s informative and inspiring blog, The Travel Photographer.

http://thetravelphotographer.blogspot.com/2014/02/terri-gold-in-mist-of-time-omo-valley.html

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Into the Mists of Time - Terri Gold

Into the Mists of Time – Terri Gold

Terri Gold is an award-winning photographer and artist based in New York City, and has built an impressive reputation for her infrared imagery of rituals, rites of passage, festivals, celebrations and portraits from all over the world.

Her artistic creativity and energy were patently obvious during my Tribes of South Rajasthan & Kutch Photo~Expedition™which she had joined in January 2010, as she moved from one photo shoot in a village to the next photographing with her two cameras; one “normal” like those used by the rest of us, and the second professionally modified to shoot infrared.

She has recently returned from the endangered Omo Valley with new work…both infrared imagery and standard, and uploaded her best work using the former technique on the gallery she titled Into The Mists of Time: In the Omo Valley. The images are really distinctive, and more fine art than travel documentary photographs as such, with the majority being set up for an aesthetic impact…or fine art imagery, if you prefer.

The Omo Valley of Ethiopia is home to eight different tribes numbering around 200,000 people in total, and their traditional way of life and culture are threatened by the Ethiopian government introducing and planning large infrastructure projects to the area, and while these will provide better medical and educational facilities, trading and many associated benefits to the tribes, there are also governmental programs aimed at forcibly resettling them.

Some conscientious travel companies have recently ceased to bring loads of tourists to the Omo Valley in an effort to pressure the Ethiopian government to cease these resettling programs. Perhaps that will also slow down the exploitation of these tribes by some tourists who view them as beautiful displays.

Terri Gold’s work has been described as “interpretive in nature and incorporates the use of infrared light and the invisible light spectrum.” I’m not sure how Terri photographs these days, but at one point of time she would wear up to four cameras around her neck; a digital camera, a digital camera converted to infrared, a XPan with cross-processed film (or B&W), and a Mamiya 7.

-Tewfic El-Sawy

The North Fork

Spent the  day in Cutchogue on Sunday at my good friends home, which is a feast for the eyes and spirit on the North Fork. The skies were filled with ever-increasing dramatic  light and clouds moving quickly as a summer storm blew in. A delicious  luncheon with friends finished just in time for a wonderful  rainstorm on the way home . The vineyards  and farms are in all their summer glory.