Honorable Mention / 2021 / Portraiture / Culture

The Wodaabe Nomads of Niger

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    Terri Gold
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In the Sahel desert in Niger, the nomadic Wodaabe people spend months apart, searching out pastures for their herds and shelter for the families. When the rains are good, the clans celebrate with an extraordinary courtship ritual and beauty contest called The Gerewol and it's the men who are on parade.

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.