January – March 2021

©Nina Berman, 2021

I photographed the Jan 6 insurrection in Washington D.C. and later wrote about what I saw along with my Columbia University colleague Ishaan Jhaveri.
Read about it on Vice.com

At the January 6 “Save America” rally, and the subsequent violent storming of the Capitol, Donald Trump followers telegraphed their ideologies through a variety of familiar and unfamiliar flags and logos. Some of these, particularly many well-known right-wing symbols and groups including the Three Percenters, the Oath Keepers, the Gadsden Flag, and 2nd Amendment references, have already been chronicled by other journalists, so there is no need to delve into every symbol photographed at the Capitol. However, after scanning over a thousand photographs and hours of video from the event, we identified characteristics unique to the event, distinct from its antecedents, that were evidenced by the presence of some specific symbols. Read more….

Many thanks to National Geographic for putting me on their team covering the Joe Biden/Kamala Harris inauguration in Washington D.C. You can see more pictures here.

In February, I had the immense pleasure of participating in Fast Forward’s Women in Photography instagram series. I spoke with Brazilian artist Marilene Ribeiro on IG live about political subversion, visual activism, and supporting our community of photographers.

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