3rd Place - Honor of Distinction
"Kushti Wrestlers in Delhi"
Indian wrestling isn't just a sport - it's an ancient subculture where wrestlers live and train together at Guru Hanuman’s Kushti Akhara (a traditional Indian mud pit wrestling arena). We will all lose when ancient skills are forgotten. Traditions and rituals are our connections to the past and they are our future as well. As a “visual archeologist” I am interested in capturing these last moments in the rich tapestry of tribal life.
Biography: Terri Gold is an award-winning photographer & artist based in New York, known for her poetic imagery of rituals and rites of passage from all over the world. Her ongoing project “Still Points in a Turning World” is a life long series exploring vanishing cultures and traditions. She is interested in the myriad ways in which people find meaning in their lives, how an individual explores his or her existence through their traditions. We will all lose when ancient skills and visionary wisdom are forgotten.
Gold’s work has been published by Random House, Penguin Putnam and Henry Holt and...