Fall '09 Gallery Exhibition: Photo journalist Nina Berman "Evidence and Fantasy: Militarism in American Life"
Photo journalist Nina Berman "Evidence and Fantasy: Militarism in American Life"
with photographs from "Purple Hearts," "Marine Wedding," and "Homeland"
Nina Berman is a documentary photographer with a primary interest in the American political and social landscape.
Internationally known for her photographs of wounded American military, Nina Berman's exhibit "Evidence and Fantasy: Militarism in American Life" includes work from her series "Purple Hearts," portraits and interviews with wounded veterans, "Marine Wedding," and "Homeland," a look at militarism, religion and security in post 9-11 America.
Check out the NY Times articles on Marine Wedding and Purple Hearts.
Her work has been extensively published, exhibited and collected, garnering praise in both the art and journalism worlds. She has received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, awards from the World Press Photo Foundation, and a grant from the Open Society Institute Documentary Photography Fund. She is a member of NOOR, a worldwide photo collective. She is on the faculty of the International Center of Photography and lives in her hometown, New York City.
Our Sanctuary audience met the artist on Veterans Day, 2009, when Nina Berman came to the Sanctuary to discuss her work and share a multi-media presentation. For more information about this event, check out our Nov. 11 event, Veterans Day Reflections on the Casualties of War.
“I don’t believe in the notion of the objective photographer, that somehow a photo is balanced and you’re dispassionate.” “I don’t think that would have value. That’s like a security camera.”
“ That doesn’t mean I have an agenda. But I do have areas of interest.”