aCurator is a full screen magazine featuring photography and art, edited and published by Julie Grahame in New York…
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“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.
“The differences between our many world cultures are fading away. We all lose when ancient skills and visionary wisdom are forgotten. As a ‘visual archeologist’, photography has become my way to honor and celebrate an existence that may soon vanish and what it is that makes a people unique. I believe that sharing these stories and rituals can have a positive impact by providing a window on our common humanity.” – Terri Gold, July 2010
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The group would arrive at a village and spread out to see who we could meet and what was the story here.
Village life is quiet in the heat of the day- much of the work is done early in the morning and at the end of the day, so people had time to invite us into
their homes for tea.We met school children everywhere and sometimes would go into the schools and talk to them about where we are from.
By the time we left a village we would have a trail of children and others following us back to the van. It was a good way to connect but often at odds with
creating an unposed photographic moment.
There was curiosity on both sides. The women dress in floating pink and orange chiffon saris no matter
what kind of work they are doing. They are the most colorful part of the harsh desert landscape.
Yet for me , it is often my split toned infrared images, stripped of color, that capture the feel of the land and the rhythm of the life here.
I am back from India a few weeks now and after a side trip to California to celebrate with old friends, I am now in the process of creating a new body of work from the images. India is amazingly colorful with rich traditions and rituals. Taking the picture is always just the beginning of the process for me. I am now working in the digital darkroom, the same way I used to work in the traditional darkroom, to tone and create my Infrared images and shape the stories I want to tell.