Nina Berman

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Nina Berman (born 1960) is an American documentary photographer. She has published three monographs, Purple Hearts – Back from Iraq (2004), Homeland (2008) and An autobiography of Miss Wish (2017). Berman's prints have been exhibited in museums worldwide, received grants and awards, and she is a member of the NOOR photo agency and an associate professor at Columbia University.

Early life and education[edit]

Berman was born in New York City. She received an A.B. from the University of Chicago and a M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Work[edit]

Berman is a documentary photographer, author and educator. Much of her photographic work focuses upon the American political and social landscape, including the militarization of American life and the dialogue around war, patriotism and sacrifice. Berman is the author of two monographs: Purple Hearts – Back From Iraq,[1] and Homeland.[2] Her photographs and videos have been exhibited in the Brooklyn Museum,[3] Dublin Contemporary 2011[4] and the 2010 Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial.[5] She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts grant,[6] several photojournalism awards, including two World Press Photo Foundation awards[7] (one of which was for her portrait "Marine Wedding" of Tyler Ziegel, a wounded Marine, and his bride),[8] and a Hasselblad award.[9] She is a former teacher at the International Center of Photography in New York City.

In 2005, Berman received the first Open Society Institute documentary distribution grant and traveled to high schools around the USA with Army veteran Robert Acosta presenting and exhibiting the Purple Hearts project.[10] Her work with high school students continued in 2010 in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art as an artist in residence with the museum’s Youth Insights program.[11] In 2011, Berman developed a high school art curriculum with the Whitney Museum of American Art based on her images of wounded American veterans from the Iraq War and her Homeland series.[12] In 2009, Berman became a member of the NOOR photo agency based in Amsterdam. In 2012, she became an associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Publications[edit]

Monographs[edit]

  • Purple Hearts – Back from Iraq. London: Trolley, 2004.
  • Homeland. London: Trolley, 2008.
  • An autobiography of Miss Wish. Heidelberg, Germany: Kehrer, 2017.

Catalogues/books[edit]

  • Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know, Roy Gutman, David Rieff, Norton, 1999.
  • Humans Being: Disability in Contemporary Art, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, 2006.
  • War Stories, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, 2008.
  • The Pursuit of Happiness, Stitching Fotografie, Noorderlicht, 2009.
  • A History of Women Photographers, Naomi Rosenblum, Abbeville Press Publishers, New York, 2010.
  • A New American Photographic Dream: US Today After, Gilles Verneret, Silvana Editoriale, Milan, 2010.
  • Whitney Biennial 2010, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2010.
  • Disquieting Images, Germano Celant /Melissa Harris, Skira, Milan, 2011.
  • Ugliness: A Reconsideration, I.B. Tauris, London, 2012.
  • Photographs Not Taken, Will Steacy, Daylight Books, 2012.
  • Making History, RAY Fotografieprojekte, Frankfurt, 2012.
  • Bosnia - 1992-1995, Jon Jones and Gary Knight, Sarajevo, 2012.
  • War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath, Anne Wilkes Tucker, MFAH, USA, 2012.
  • Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories from Iraq, Mike Kamber, University of Texas, 2013.
  • Trolleyology, Gigi Giannuzzi/Hannah Watson, Trolley, London, 2013.

Exhibitions[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Purple Hearts – Back From Iraq Trolley Books, 2004
  2. ^ Homeland Trolley Books, 2008
  3. ^ [1],
  4. ^ Dublin Contemporary Exhibition, 2011
  5. ^ "Whitney Museum of American Art: Nina Berman".
  6. ^ {{cite web|url=http://www.nyfa.org/level4.asp?id=332&fid=1&sid=1&tid=15%7Ctitle=2006 NYFA Fellows & Panelists] [[New York Foundation for the Arts]|publisher=}}
  7. ^ Nina Berman World Press Photo Foundation
  8. ^ Nina Berman - Art - Review New York Times, 22 August 2007
  9. ^ Masters Archived 2011-09-22 at the Wayback Machine. Hasselblad, 2009
  10. ^ a b "Nina Berman". Open Society Foundations.
  11. ^ "Nikon Supports Whitney Museum Of American Art Youth Insights Arts Project". www.nikonusa.com.
  12. ^ Nina Berman and Gotham Professional Arts Academy Whitney Museum of American Art, 2010
  13. ^ "About - Wallace House".
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2012-07-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-14. Retrieved 2012-07-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "The 55th Pictures of the Year". www.poyi.org.
  17. ^ "Winners". www.poyi.org.
  18. ^ "Winner's Names". Days Japan. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  19. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2012-07-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2012-07-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  21. ^ "Winners List - Sixty-Fourth Pictures of the Year International Competition". www.poyi.org.
  22. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-28. Retrieved 2012-07-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  23. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-22. Retrieved 2011-09-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  24. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2015-11-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  25. ^ "Nina Berman Wins 2016 Aftermath Grant For Project on War's Toxic Legacy - PDNPulse". 22 December 2015.
  26. ^ "The Susan E. Tifft Initiative on Documentary and Journalism - Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University". documentarystudies.duke.edu.
  27. ^ "Information" (PDF). Rencontres d'Arles.

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