My gun, my right - Come and Take it

I will be exhibiting three photographs in Unloaded an exhibition which opens February 13, 2015 at SPACE in Pittsburgh and runs through April 26, 2015.

The exhibition brings together work from 19 artists and collectives working across mediums to explore the historical and social issues surrounding the availability, use, and impact of guns in our culture.

The exhibition was conceived and curated by the immensely talented artist and Carnegie Mellon professor Susanne Slavick.

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Photo ©Nina Berman 2013

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Smackmellon – “Respond” Opens January 17, 2015

JoseLuisLebron__002Smackmellon, the Brooklyn arts space, put out a call for artists to respond to the continuing problem of police violence directed mainly at
black and brown residents of New York and across the country. The result is the exhibition “Respond” which brings together 200 art works by photographers, videographers, painters, sculptors, performance artists, activists, street artists and others. I am very excited to be part of this show and will exhibit a photograph I made in 1990 “Funeral for Jose Luis Lebron“,

The Smackmellon Press Release states:

“Nina’s description of this image sums things up: On January 31, 1990 at 5:30 pm, in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York Police Officer Frank Albergo shot and killed 14-year-old Jose Luis Lebron, who was unarmed. An autopsy showed that Lebron was shot squarely in the back of the head. Albergo had been chasing Lebron for allegedly having robbed someone of $10.00 and claimed Lebron had been reaching for a gun. Eyewitnesses told a different tale. Four days earlier, also in Brooklyn, another police officer, shot and killed 17-year-old unarmed Louis Liranso. The two shootings touched off protest marches in Brooklyn. Both officers were cleared of any wrong doing. At Lebron’s funeral family member were overcome by grief and some tried to jump into the gravesite. The 2014 killings of Eric Garner and Akai Gurley, currently in the news, top a long list of similar shootings by the NYPD that have been going on for decades. With each new killing, old cases fall deeper down the list, and are quickly forgotten except by family members and loved ones. Jose Luis Lebron is one of those cases.”

Opening: January 17, 2015
5 to 8pm

Exhibition Dates: January 17- February 22, 2015
Gallery hours: Wed-Sun, 12-6pm
92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY

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International Center of Photography – December 15, 2014

Please join me in New York City at the International Center of Photography (ICP) for “Frack Off” an artist presentation and panel discussion on Climate Change.Fractured: the shale play
ICP Museum
1133 Avenue of the Americas

I will be joined by:
Kate Hudson, an environmental attorney with Riverkeeper
Anthony R. Ingraffea, a professor at Cornell University
The talk will be moderated by Adam Harrison

Reserved tickets here

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Palmer Art Museum – November 18

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Please join me for an Artist lecture at the Palmer Art Museum at Penn State

I’ll be showing work from the series: Fractured: the shale play

Tuesday November 18
4:30 pm
University Park, PA

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The Josephine Herrick Project Award 2014

afghan_001 copyJosephine Herrick was a trailblazing photographer, feminist and activist, who understood the transformative nature of the medium. Her work lives on through the Josephine Herrick project which offers a broad range of photography programs — all free — for underserved populations, including veterans, at risk youth and the urban homeless.

I’m very honored to be named this year’s award recipient along with Dr. Steven Flanagan, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University and Medical Director of the Rusk Institute.

A photography auction will be held Thursday November 6 to benefit the organization and I’m donating this image from Kabul, Afghanistan 1998.

Tickets can be purchased here

The event is from 6 to 9pm
Affirmation Arts
523 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018

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Portland Art Museum Exhibition opening October 18

The Portland Art Museum’s exhibition “Blue Sky at 40″ opens today showing 120 works that have been exhibited at the Blue Sky Gallery, also known as the Oregon Center for Photographic Arts. Blue Sky, founded by Christopher Rauschenberg, is a creative, nurturing institution and an essential resource for documentary photographers and educators. Happy birthday Blue Sky!TysonJohnson02a

This image Tyson Johnson III, 2004 from the Purple Hearts series, is part of the exhibition. I’m very grateful to the Portland Art Museum for continuing to show this image – this will be the 3rd time the print has been on display since the Museum acquired it in 2005. The exhibition runs through January 11, 2015.

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The Sensory War 1914 – 2014

If you’re in Manchester, UK,   don’t miss the opening on Saturday October 11 of a major exhibition at the Manchester Art Gallery  which explores “how artists have communicated the impact of military conflict on the body, mind, environment and human senses between 1914 and 2014. ”

The exhibition brings together works by the German painter and printer maker Otto Dix, sculptor and video artist  Richard Serra,  filmmaker Omer Fast,  painter Nancy Spero,  and photographers Simon Norfolk and Richard Mosse and many more.

The exhibition is on view through February 2015.

I’m very pleased that the Marine Wedding portrait is included in the exhibition. Marine Wedding

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