I was thrilled to be chosen as a 1st place prize winner in the 2014 New York Center for Photographic Art Black and White Awards for her photograph Surma Family In the Omo Valley
The New Century Artists Gallery in Chelsea’s gallery district will exhibit Surma Family In the Omo Valley from April 7-19, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, April 9, 2015
To view the online gallery, click here: BlackAndWhite2014Gallery
As material and technological improvements replace old traditions in rural village life the cultural impact radiates throughout the community. In the encounters I have when traveling and photographing tribal life there are fleeting moments of connection. We know we are different but similar at the same time. The encounter can lead to a personal connection through photography.
It is this spontaneous connection I am looking for.
Change is coming and is inevitable and the unique traditions that separate our ancient cultures are vanishing. I hope to capture and make images that celebrate our differences and our common threads.