ABOUT


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 of 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 United States Air Force, notably in Berlin during the Cold War. In 2015, she retired after twenty-five years of service with a Fortune 50 company as a Multi-Media Development Manager to pursue her passion in photography.

In 2017, Teri’s images were selected for the Songzhuang International Photo Biennale, Czech China Contemporary Museum, Beijing, China; the Decatur Arts Alliance, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia; and Fast Forward // Rewind, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia.

Teri’s Cheshire Bridge Road images were recently published in several magazines, including Project Q Atlanta; South x Southeast; and L’Oeil de la Photographie (Paris). Lois Reitzes and Teri discussed her Cheshire Bridge Road project during a ‘City Lights’ segment on NPR. Teri was selected as a finalist for the 8th Julia Margaret Cameron Award. Her images were exhibited at the 2016 Berlin Foto Biennale exhibition.



SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 | Intense, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, Georgia

2017 | Crossing Cheshire Bridge, Showcase School of Photography, Atlanta, Georgia
2017 | Crossing Cheshire Bridge, World Aids Day at Gallery 874, Atlanta, Georgia

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2017 | Songzhuang International Photo Biennale, Czech China Contemporary Museum, Beijing, China

2017 | Fast Forward // Rewind, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCAGA), Atlanta, Georgia

2017 | Street Photography, South x Southeast Gallery, Molena, Georgia

2017 | Decatur Arts Festival, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia

2017 | Puppy Love, Hathaway Contemporary Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2016 | Edge to Edge, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia - selected for purchase award
2016 | 8th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Berlin Foto Biennale, Berlin, Germany
2016 | The Airport Show, Atlanta Photography Group (APG), Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport
2016 | Arnika Dawkins Selects, APG, Atlanta, Georgia
2016 | About Nothing, APG, Atlanta, Georgia
2016 | Director's Cut, APG, Atlanta, Georgia
2015 | Portfolio Show, APG, Atlanta, Georgia
2014 | People and Places, Decatur Arts Alliance, Decatur, Georgia
2013 | The Airport Show, Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia

ARTIST TALK AND PANEL DISCUSSION

2017 | Presenter, Crossing Cheshire Bridge, Artist Talk, Atlanta, Georgia
2016 | Panelist, Edge to Edge, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia

SELECT PRESS AND MEDIA COVERAGE


2017 | Cabaret of the Nameless South x Southeast magazine, Atlanta, Georgia

2017 | Berlin Kabarett, L’Oeil de la Photographie photo magazine, Paris, France

2017 | Songzhuang International Photo Biennale, Czech China Contemporary Museum, Beijing, China

2017 | Cheshire Bridge Road, The Georgia Voice, Atlanta, Georgia

2016 | Crossing Cheshire Bridge, National Public Radio (NPR) interview, Atlanta, Georgia
2016 | Crossing Cheshire Bridge, Project Q magazine, Atlanta, Georgia
2016 | Crossing Cheshire Bridge, South x Southeast magazine, Atlanta, Georgia
2016 | Crossing Cheshire Bridge, L’Oeil de la Photographie photo magazine, Paris, France
2014 | Year in Review, People and Places, Decatur Arts Alliance, Decatur, Georgia
2013 | The Airport Show, A Juried Exhibition, Fall Line Press Publication, Atlanta, Georgia

SELECT PRINT PUBLICATIONS

2017 | Fast Forward // Rewind, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia 

2017 | Atlanta's Red Light District - Cheshire Bridge Road book, self-published, Amazon Books, ISBN 9781389810626

2016 | Crossing Cheshire Bridge book, self-published, Amazon Books, ISBN 9781534785922
2016 | Emotions and Commotions across Cultures, Foreword: Julio Hirsch-Hardy and Steve McCurry, Berlin Photo Biennale, Berlin, Germany, ISBN 9783868287424

COLLECTIONS

Peacock, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia (MOCAGA), Atlanta, Georgia 

Crossing Cheshire Bridge book has been acquired by:

-Fall Line Press, Atlanta, Georgia

-Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia (MOCAGA), Atlanta, Georgia
-Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, Georgia
-Rose Library, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
-Atlanta Photography Group Library, Atlanta, Georgia

AWARDS


2017 | Mary Stanley Emerging Artist “One’s to Watch”, Atlanta, Georgia
2016 | 8TH Julia Margaret Cameron Award Finalist, Berlin, Germany

EDUCATION

Degree
Executive MBA, Baldwin-Wallace University, Cleveland, Ohio
Non-Degree
2004 – 2006 | Showcase School of Photography, Atlanta, Georgia
2004 | Spruill Arts Center, Dunwoody, Georgia

 EXPERIENCE

2017 | Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Board of Directors, Atlanta, Georgia

1990 – 2015 | Multi-media Development Manager, Corporate United Parcel Service, Atlanta, Georgia



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