Shira Gold is a fine art photographer from Vancouver, Canada. Shira seeks to isolate images of stillness and beauty from complicated and painful moments. “My art is alert to the discomfort we all face in our daily lives,” she explains, “but I want to turn pain and angst on its side to discover the beauty that accompanies our struggles.” Drawing on her relationships as a daughter and a mother, Shira’s work explores experiences of grief, embodiment, discovery, and wonder.
Shira’s most recent body of work is an eight-piece series entitled “Good Grief,” a collection of landscape portraits that serve as a visual dissertation of her movements through loss.
Shira’s work has been exhibited in Vancouver, Seattle, Rome, Athens, Los Angeles, Greenville as well as Barcelona and Calgary this fall. She has received several recognitions with Honourable Mention at the 13th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, was a 2019 Nominee in Nature FAPA - Fine Art Photography Awards, a semi-finalist in the 2018 Sapphire Artisan Series and received Honourable Mention for her series Reflect,Transform,Become, Family of Man, International Photography Awards in 2016.