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.
12TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER TERRI GOLD FROM THE UNITED STATES
LOS ANGELES 11/15/17 – Professional photographer Terri Gold of the United States was presented with the 12th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Honorable Mention in the category of Nature at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow streamed Saturday, October 14, 2017.
“It’s an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 8,121 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Terri Gold’s “Mysterious Sossuvlei Dunes”, an exceptional image entered in the Nature category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present her with the title of Honorable Mention.”
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography. http://www.thespiderawards.com
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!