Teri Darnell is a photographer who finds inspiration in people, places and culture. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio and half raised near Detroit, Michigan and the other half in the Appalachian Mountains on the Ohio River. Her work has been displayed across the globe in Tbilisi, Beijing, Berlin, Paris, London, New York City, and Atlanta.
In 2020, Teri received a grant from Idea Capital in Atlanta to move her VFW project forward. In 2019, she was a Critical Mass Top 200 Finalist. In 2018, Elizabeth Avedon honored her book ‘Crossing Cheshire Bridge’ as one of the best photography books of the year. Also in 2018, she was nominated for the Royal Photographic Society in London as a ‘Hundred Heroine,’ won Silver and Bronze awards in Fine Art and Portraiture from Prix de la Photographie, achieved 3rd place of 2,000 entries at the SOHO National Photo Competition in New York City, and her Cheshire Bridge Road Collection: a decade of 45 thousand digital images, draft and first edition books, archival prints, and collaterals was acquired by Emory University’s Manuscripts, Archives & Rare Books Library (MARBL), Atlanta, Georgia . She is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University with an EMBA and The University of Maryland with a B.S. in Business Management.
Teri built a successful career in global multi-media training and development with United Parcel Service for twenty-five years before turning to full time photography. She served six years in the United States Air Force, notably in Berlin during the Cold War. Currently, she is a Board member for Atlanta Celebrates Photography.