Originally from Lubbock, Texas, Teri has been photographing fragments of American culture for the past thirty years. Recurring themes in her work include individuality, isolation, and the enduring self-sufficiency of people and places that are often left behind. Her photography is a study - and ultimately a celebration - of cultural and geographic desolation.
In an era of homogenized conformity, infinite reinventions and gleaming new construction, Teri seeks the simple, stripped down remnants of a nearly forgotten America. Although her subjects frequently stand solitary and disconnected, in their autonomy there is extraordinary strength.
After studying photojournalism at the University of Texas and serving as an intern at the Magnum photo agency in New York, Teri developed her printmaking skills by improvising darkrooms in kitchens and motel rooms across the country (while working as an itinerant bartender/cocktail waitress).
Teri currently lives in rural Colorado with her husband Mike. When not lost in the backcountry, or in her darkroom producing palladium prints, she can be found in her beloved ’88 Ford Van on the track of the perfect roadside bar.