In/visible War just published

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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.

The International – a play and panel discussion July 23 in New York City

US Marines in Times Square for Fleet Week  - demonstration weapons including rifles and arriving in an armored personnel carrier
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.

For tickets:

The Peter Jay Sharp Theater
416 West 42nd Street
NY, NY 10036

© Photo by Nina Berman, 2015/ All Rights Reserved

Exhibitions/Events: September and October 2014

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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.

Photoville
Za’atari Project
Brooklyn, NY
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

Charleroi Museum
Putain de Guerre
October 4, 2014 – December 13, 2014
Charleroi, Belgium

Manchester Art Gallery
“The Sensory War”
October 11, 2014 – January 25, 2015
Manchester, England

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,

Brooklyn Museum – Military Voices Event

Randall Clunen, from the Purple Hearts series, 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

November 14
7pm
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy,
New York, NY 11238

Exhibition: War is for the Living opens February 14

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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

War/Photography at MFAH and November exhibitions

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
Berlin, Germany

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
Honolulu, USA

Marine Wedding is also being shown at:

The John Michael Kohler Arts
Group Exhibition: the kids are all right
through January 20, 2013
Sheboygan, USA

For a full list of exhibitions, please visit: www.ninaberman.com

Photographs ©Nina Berman, All Rights Reserved