Nina Berman

Nina Berman

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.

  • Hedge #23
  • Fractured:the shale play
  • Occupy Wall Street
  • July 4 in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey 2003

za’atari: inside these walls

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The Syrian war has created an unprecedented refugee crisis with millions of Syrians displaced.…

protest against donald trump and islamophobia

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Hundreds of protesters rally in front of Trump Tower and then march through midtown…

texas muslim capitol day

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Islamaphobia fuels the fire of hate speech in America today - and is exacerbated…

eat to win

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The photography series 'Eat to Win' explores over consumption and the culture of gorging…

planned parenthood

Nina Berman - Series Captured: Febuary 2011

Though abortion was officially legalized thirty years ago, women in the USA are finding…

the black boys of dozier

Nina Berman - Series Captured: 03/08/2013

Slavery dies hard in the southern USA. New revelations that unidentified bodies of young…

full metal bling

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Gun rights activists in the USA continue to push for bigger weapons, more ammo…

nina berman: streetphotography with the nikon 1 v2

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As part of the Nikon 1 V2 speed project, Nina Berman takes us to…

evidence: prosecuting the crime of slavery

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“ There are few violations more degrading to the dignity of the individual, and…

hurricane sandy: from coney island to belle harbor

Nina Berman - November 03, 2012

To travel from the projects of Coney Island to the smashed estates of Belle…

sandy at night

Nina Berman - October 30, 2012

In lower Manhattan now at night, with no power, cell phone service, light is…

stories for boys | occupy wall street

Nina Berman - September 2012

In September 2012, as part of the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall street, Nina…