Authors and scholars Jon Simons and John Louis Lucaites are the brains behind a new book In/visible War: The Culture of War in Twenty-first Century America, published by Rutgers University Press which focuses on a central paradox “The contemporary visual American experience of war is ubiquitous, and yet war is simultaneously invisible or absent…”
Contributors include: Nina Berman, David Campbell, Christopher J. Gilbert, Jeremy G. Gordon, Rebecca A. Adelman, Wendy Kozol, Jon Simons, Jody Madeira, Roger Stahl, De Witt Douglas Kilgore, Claudia Breger, Purnima Bose, Diane Rubenstein, James Der Derian, John Louis Lucaites
My contribution is the cover image, an essay and a portfolio of 12 images.
Join me tonight, July 23 for a performance of International, the acclaimed play by Tim Ruddy. Read the New York Times review here
Following the performance I will be on a panel with playwright Tim Ruddy, Director Christopher Randolph, Legal Scholar Vesukah Nesiah and Unicef’s Sarah Crowe.
The Peter Jay Sharp Theater
416 West 42nd Street
NY, NY 10036
© Photo by Nina Berman, 2015/ All Rights Reserved
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,
Please join me November 14 at the Brooklyn Museum, along with photographer Ron Haviv, for a StoryCorps event in conjunction with the exhibition War/Photography:Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath
200 Eastern Pkwy,
New York, NY 11238
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
Ever year since the U.S. invaded Iraq in March 2003, I have been making photographs, videos, exhibitions and books about the impact of the war as seen in the U.S. For those who want to revisit this history, I invite you to check this blog over the next few days. I will be posting highlights and summaries of these projects.
A Columbia University Law student screams in favor of bombing Iraq, at a demonstration held days before the invasion. At the rally, people held signs urging the nuclear destruction of Baghdad. Times Square, NY, USA, 2003
©Nina Berman, 2003, All Rights Reserved
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
Seven years of photographs cut down to 60 images.
Four years of sound files cut to 56 clips laid down over 6 tracks.
A week of Final Cut madness. (thank you the ever patient Sandra Roa editor extraordinaire)
The result: Homeland 4:03 minutes. Digital Video.
Premieres September 5, 2011