A Photo Journey Through Niger and Ethiopia

Posted on February 6, 2017 by Nikki Pepper
  • In the Sahel desert of Niger, the nomadic Wodaabe and Tuareg tribes are holding on to their way of living: in tune to the rhythm of nature. When the rains are good, the tribes celebrate with an extraordinary beauty contest called the Gerewol, where it's the men on parade. Niger.

Terri Gold is a photographer known for her poetic infrared imagery of the remote corners of the globe.

She is a storyteller who is happiest when she is fully immersed into a world that is unknown to her.  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.

Though separated by miles of plains, grasslands and desert, many African tribes share a commonality in the fervent preservation of their way of living; in tune to the rhythm of nature, treading lightly on Earth, leading their beloved animal herds to precious water sources and staying true to their traditions. The Wodaabe nomads and the Omo Valley tribes have established richly unique cultures – the heritage of countless generations that came before – and forged a way of survival within their unforgiving environments. Below, take a photo journey through Niger and Ethiopia.

For information on Terri’s upcoming exhibition in New York City, follow her on Facebook and Terrigoldworldimagery.com.