A Conversation with Documentary Photographer Nina Berman

February 13, 2009

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Nina Berman is a documentary photographer of American political and social landscapes. Her exhibit, "Homeland - Photos by Nina Berman" at Roosevelt University's Gage Gallery, tells the story of post-9/11 America. Ms. Berman's work has been extensively published, exhibited and collected. She is the recipient of two World Press awards, a 2006 fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and a 2005 grant from the Open Society Institute Documentary Photography Fund. Her first monograph, "Purple Hearts - Back From Iraq," a collection of portraits and interviews with U.S. soldiers wounded in the war, was published by Trolley in 2004 and received wide acclaim. The book was made into a feature-length documentary film by the same name and screened worldwide.

Her work has been the subject of several solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums in New York, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Europe.  She is on the faculty of the International Center of Photography.
This event was co-sponsored by The Public Square, The Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation, and Gage Gallery of Roosevelt University. "Homeland - Photos by Nina Berman" is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation, the Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project, and Roosevelt University's Department of Communication.

 

Recorded Friday, February 13, 2009 at Roosevelt University-Gage Gallery.