My work is showing at the following venues in October
kim said if she dies i can talk to her through the moon
Images from the book “An autobiography of Miss Wish” is at At Re-Imagining a Safe Space
My work is on view in October 2017 at the following venues.
- Forgotten Conflicts, Conflicts of Tomorrow”, Prix Calvados – Bayeux, France, October 2 – October 8
- Petrochemical America, from Cancer Alley to Toxic Valley, Space, Pittsburgh, PA September 27 – October 7
- Unloaded, The Harris Gallery, University of Laverne, LaVerne, CA Sep 5–Oct 26
- Re-imagining a Safe Space, NYU Tisch Gallery, NYC October 26 – December 15
- Subjective-Objective: A Century of Social Photography, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Sept 5 – Jan 7
NOOR’s Za’atari project will be shown at the Hamburg Triennale of Photography opening June 19 through June 28, 2015. Thank you to Sam Barzilay of United Photo Industries for taking the project on the road.
Photo ©Nina Berman 2014
I will be presenting “Inside These Walls” a discussion of the NOOR Za’atari project at Temple University’s Futures of Visual Anthropology Conference 2015. The theme this year is “Making Space”.
April 9, 2015 Temple University
Ritter Hall Walk Auditorium 4:15 – 5:15pm Philadelphia, PA
Inside These Walls: Picturing refugees: the Za’atari photographic installation and portrait project
Produced in 2014, the Za’atari project transformed a highly charged political space, the 120 meter concrete barbed wire security wall at the entrance to Jordan’s Za’atari camp for Syrian refugees into a massive photographic mural depicting these refugees on a monumental scale. The mural at the world’s second largest refugee camp was visible to both the subjects of the photographs and to the visitors, stakeholders and diplomats who decide their fate.
The project borrowed some of the visual language of photojournalism however by choice and political necessity, the process required explicit consent and collaboration. The security wall is a highly contested space with multiple parties claiming ownership. There was a real possibility of violence. Consent and respect for cultural and religious norms of representation was a primary consideration. The images also had to strike a particular truth: they had to negotiate the space between the grim reality of the camp and the projects’ s intent to use art as a form of inspiration and empowerment.
In addition to the wall mural, the photographers constructed a photo studio with a black backdrop and invited refugees to have their portraits made alone or with someone or something they loved. Providing this neutral space as opposed to photographing them against the background of the camp removed the stigma and narrative of refugee status from the portraits. The subjects chose how to pose and what expressions to offer; the photographers were at their service. Around 500 portrait prints were made on the scene and given to the subjects. The booth operated as a unique space in the camp where refugees had agency.
The presentation will explore this project in detail in the context of using photography as an affirming medium in spaces of disenfranchisement and psychological and social trauma.
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
University Park, PA
I’ll be exhibiting work from Purple Hearts, Marine Wedding, Fractured: the Shale Play and the Za’atari project at the following venues this fall. Also, please join me at Photoville, in Brooklyn, NY on September 28 for a panel with Andres Serrano and Sam Barzilay.
September 18, 2014 – September 28, 2014
Artist panel with Andres Serrano and Sam Barzilay
September 28, 2014
Palmer Museum of Art
Marcellus Shale Documentary Project
September 23, 2014 – December 14, 2014
University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Putain de Guerre
October 4, 2014 – December 13, 2014
Manchester Art Gallery
“The Sensory War”
October 11, 2014 – January 25, 2015
Portland Art Museum
“Blue Sky at 40”
October 18, 2014 – January 11, 2015
Portland, Oregon, USA
Tyson Johnson, from the Purple Hearts series, © Photo by Nina Berman, 2004,
Photoville, the wildly inventive photography show which takes place in containers on the Brooklyn water front, opens Sept 19.
Provocative work by Donald Weber, Paolo Woods, Peter van Atgmael, and many many more. Come out for the panels, evening projections, and a huge camera obscura. I’ll be in Container 38 with images from the series Fractured:the Shale play.
Join me for an artist talk along with photographers Brian Cohen and Noah Addis as part of the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project exhibition on view through June 8, 2013 at the Stairwell Gallery @ the Moose Exchange in Bloomsburg, PA.
Wednesday May 1
203 West Main Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Photographs from Homeland will be included in War is for the Living, an exhibition bringing together 13 artists working across various mediums to address questions about a world permeated by war. The exhibiition opens February 14 at the Sylvia Wald + Po Kim Art Gallery in New York.
The exhibition includes work by: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Simon Leung, Nancy Hwang, Robin Kahn, Paul Qaysi, Dinh Q. Le, An-My Le, Tomie Aral, Allan deSouza, Yoshiaki Kaihatsu and Hiroshi Sunairi and is curated by Chuong- Dai Vo and Midori Yamamura.
photo: ©Nina Berman, Stealth Bomber, 2007
On this upcoming veterans day, images from Purple Hearts and Marine Wedding will be shown at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Exhibition titled: War/Photography:Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath opening November 11. If you are in Houston, please drop by and say hello. Many of the participating photographers will be present.
Purple Hearts is also being shown this month at:
5th European Month of Photography
Exhibiton: The Critical Camera exhibition
through November 17, 2013
Portland Art Museum
Exhibition: Flesh and Bone:Photography and the Body
through January 6, 2013
Portland, Oregon, USA
Honolulu Museum of Art
Exhibition: Courage and Strength
through February 24, 2013
Marine Wedding is also being shown at:
The John Michael Kohler Arts
Group Exhibition: the kids are all right
through January 20, 2013
For a full list of exhibitions, please visit: www.ninaberman.com
Photographs ©Nina Berman, All Rights Reserved