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Cabaret of the Nameless

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/Performing Arts, Bronze in Fine Art/People
  • Photographer
    Teri Darnell is an artist who is passionate about people being able to live with who they are inside. She uses her camera to connect to places few people explore. Through inspiration she derives from casual encounters, she expresses an inward sensitivity to the lives of others. Her use evocative imagery enables viewers to engage in worlds that stretch their imagination. Teri serves on the Board of Directors of Atlanta Celebrates Photography. She served six years in the U.S. Air Force, notably in Berlin during the cold war.

Teri Darnell’s Berlin ‘Cabaret of the Nameless’ series is influenced by
the works of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and
Georges de La Tour.

La Tour, a French painter of the 17th century, composed startling
geometric simplifications of the human form, and created theatrical
interior scenes lit only by the glare of candles. Like these painters, her
images focus on dramatic situations and subjects, and a high contrast
of light and dark (chiaroscuro).

One hundred years ago, cabarets began to flourish in Berlin, and
performances included political satires. In the 1920’s, Nazi power
repressed this intellectual criticism. Performers were imprisoned and
murdered in concentration camps. While in the camps, the artists
continued having cabarets to lift everyone’s spirits until they were
executed.

Cabaret of the Nameless is not about the glorification of the 1920’s,
but about the dream, the excess, and the intoxication which one
would like to surrender to today.

Awards Teri's Crossing Cheshire Bridge Road series was published in South x Southeast photo magazine’s March/April 2016 issue and republished in The Eye of Photography magazine in Paris in May 2016.

Teri was selected as a finalist for the 8th Julia Margaret Cameron Award curated by Laura Noble, Director of L A Noble Gallery in London. Several of Teri's images will be exhibited during the 2016 Berlin Biennale.

You can view her recent work at www.teridarnell.com