Nina Berman (USA, 1960) is a documentary photographer, writer, educator and author of two monographs “Purple Hearts - Back from Iraq” (2004) and “Homeland” (2008), both examining war and militarism.
Nina spent her first decade in photography covering stories about women in crisis for Time and Newsweek in Bosnia, Afghanistan, India and Mexico. Since 2001, her attention has focused primarily on the American political and social landscape. Her portraits and video work of wounded American veterans from the Iraq War are internationally known. Her work is exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, collected in private and public collections and featured in major art shows.
In 2005 Nina traveled with a wounded soldier to high schools in the USA and continues working, in conjunction with the Whitney Museum of American Art, to teach students about conflict and war, through photography and visual literacy.
Her work has been recognized with awards in art and journalism from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the World Press Photo Foundation, the Open Society Institute Documentary Fund and Hasselblad among others.
She has participated in more than 90 solo and group exhibitions including the Whitney Museum of American Art 2010 Biennial, the Milano Triennale, 2010, Dublin Contemporary 2011 and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Her work has been featured on CBS, CNN, PBS, ABC, and the BBC and reviewed in the New York Times, Aperture, Art in America, Afterimage, TIME, American Photo, Photoworks and the New Yorker.
Nina frequently lectures on photography, conducts workshops and is an Associate Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in New York City.