Widows Bakery, Kabul, Afghanistan, 1998 ©Nina Berman All Rights Reserved
I will be exhibiting at four venues in the USA in September. The Honolulu Museum of Art “Courage and Strength” exhibition, featuring 8 large scale Purple Hearts prints along with work by Suzanne Opton, Ashley Gilbertson, the late great Tim Hetherington and Peter Hapak opens September 6. Many thanks to curator Jay Jensen for dreaming up the show.
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, presents “The Kids Are All Right,” opening September 30 and curated by Alison Ferris. I’m delighted to be in the company of my dear friend Andrea Modica and a slew of other amazing photographers. Four Marine Wedding images will be on display. The exhibition travels nationally through 2013.
Sid Monroe’s Monroe Gallery of Photography continues through September 22 with the group exhibition “The Struggle for Human Rights.” I’m joined with my NOOR colleague Yuri Kozyrev and others. The gallery is showing Under Taliban, photographed in Afghanistan in 1998.
Portland Art Museum hosts: Flesh and Bone: The Body and Photography opening September 15, 2012 – January 6, 2013. A print from their permanent collection of Tyson Johnson from Purple Hearts, is on view.
Please join me for the opening of the exhibition “Bronx Gardens” at the fantastic Bronx Documentary Center, from 4 – 7 pm, June 2, 2012.
Fourteen images from my Obama Train series will be exhibited at
The Fovea Gallery in Beacon, New York is presenting
The Montserrat College of Art, in conjunction with the Exhibition: “For the Record: Searching for Objectivity in Global Conflict” , is hosting a two day symposium September 30, and October 1 in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Photo: Alan Jermaine Lewis, from the Purple Hearts series ©Nina Berman, 2004
I will be presenting work Saturday, October 1. Click
Several exhibitions are on view this month to commemorate, critique and conjecture on the impact of September 11, 2001. I will show still photography and video in seven of them. For a complete list of exhibitions, visit here.
Dublin Contemporary, Dublin, Ireland, September 6
Gemak Museum, The Hague, The Netherlands, September 10
German American Center, Stuttgart, Germany, September 12
Auf AEG, Nuremberg, Germany, September 12
Silver Eye, Pittsburgh, USA, September 13
All photographs ©Nina Berman, All Rights Reserved
The exhibition “For the Record: Searching for Objectivity in Global Conflict” opens August 22 – October 22 at the Montserrat College of Art Gallery in Beverly, Massachusetts. I’ll be exhibiting 3 photographs from Homeland and the Purple Hearts video. It’s a thrill to share space with the great Gerhard Richter and many others including Fiona Banner, Matthew Ernst, Harun Farocki, Benjamin Lowy, Steve Mumford, James O’Neill, Sophie Ristelhueber, and Rob Roy. Thank you Leonie Bradbury, director of the gallery, and her dedicated staff.
Stealth Bomber, Atlantic City, NJ ©Nina Berman 2007
Photographs from Homeland are being exhibited at a group show “Under the Bridge” at Galerie Cerami in Charleroi, Belgium May 7 – June 11, 2011.
As the 10 year anniversary of September 11, 2001 approaches, Halle 14, an exhibition space in Leipzig, Germany, presents “Changes”, a look at how artists responded to the events of that day and how their artistic approach changed over time. On view will be selections from Purple Hearts, Marine Wedding, Homeland, and black and white work I’ve recently unearthed from Sept/Oct 2001. Curator Frank Motz has assembled an interesting group of photographers, filmmakers, installation and video artists: Harun Farocki, Christoph Faulhaber, Shahab Fotouhi, Thomas Hoepker, Robert Longo, Elke Marhöfer, Helmut Smits, Wolfgang Staehle. All photos ©Nina Berman 2001
I’m pleased to announce that the Purple Hearts exhibition will be on display at the Clayton A. Bouton High School in Voorheesville, New York from March 1 through March 18, 2011. Not many would be so proud to publicize a high school exhibition — hardly glamorous, not likely to bring in collectors, but showing Purple Hearts to young audiences has been one of my most rewarding experiences as a photographer. I started presenting and exhibiting in high schools in 2004, first visiting high schools in New York and New Jersey, and then with a grant, traveling with Robert Acosta, one of the subjects of Purple Hearts, to high schools across the country. In many of the classes we visited, students had family members serving in the armed forces, or they themselves were being recruited. Last year, in conjunction with the Whitney Museum of American Art 2010 Biennial, I served as an artist in residence, working with New York City high school students at the museum to create works that focused on their interpretation of war. Teenagers make for a really exciting and committed audience and I encourage any artist/photographer/journalist to seek them out. I would be interested in hearing comments from other photographers who would like to share their experiences working with high school students.