Photography has always been the antidote for Shira Gold’s unquiet mind - a visual expression of subjects that often defy verbal articulation and a lens in which she can see the world through new eyes. Her sizeable bodies of work are steeped in personal visual narratives and observations, exploring subjects of grief, identity, change and wonder.
Shira utilizes still life and landscape as metaphors for themes common to us all and often left unspoken. Stillness, negative space and minimalism are consistent characters that have become hallmarks in Shira’s work, providing visual respite and a means to focus on intention and simplicity.
“My art is alert to the discomfort we all face in our daily lives,” she explains, “and I want to turn pain and angst on its side to discover the beauty that accompanies our struggles.”
Shira’s work has garnered her recognition through various international awards, including The Fine Art Photo Awards, Lens Culture Art Photography Awards and International Photo Awards, among others. She has been published internationally in noted publications including The Guardian and The Times newspapers, The British Journal of Photography/1854 , Dodho, PhotoEd Magazine, and more. Shira’s art has been exhibited in public spaces and galleries throughout North America and in Spain, Greece and France. She currently lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.