Honorable Mention / 2021 / Portraiture / Culture

The Wodaabe Nomads In The Sahel Desert in Niger

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    Terri Gold
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    Terri Gold World Imagery
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The Wodaabe men, with their faces wildly painted, wear sarongs and colorful beaded and embroidered belts. The Wodaabe girls decorate their ears with large earrings of silver. They wear their hair braided and their faces are tattooed with geometric designs to ward off evil spirits. Many different arrangements are made at the festival, some for the night, some for a lifetime. All is possible at the Gerewol…

Terri Gold is an award-winning photographer known for her poetic infrared imagery of people from the remote corners of the globe. Her 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.

Terri’s work has garnered many awards, been shown in galleries internationally and published extensively. She had a solo show at Salomon Arts Gallery in Tribeca, New York.

She is always happiest with a camera or three in her hands.

Awards Terri Gold recently exhibited her work at a solo show held at the Salomon Arts Gallery in Tribeca, New York. Other recent exhibitions have taken place at Umbrella Arts Gallery in New York, the PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont, the 24th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit in New York, X Contemporary in Miami, Florida, and at The Annenberg Space for Photography in conjunction with the "No Strangers" exhibition. Recent publications of her work include feature articles in Featureshoot, Professional Photographers of America, aCurator, L’Oeil de la Photographie, The Daily Mail, the Huffington Post, and the BBC. Terri has received many awards from the International Photography Awards, Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3), Humanity Photo Awards, and the Black and White Spider Awards.