Nina Berman

Nina Berman | Upcoming Talks

Nina Berman will be speaking about “An Autobiography of Miss Wish" at the 2nd Biennial Reva & David Logan Photo Book Symposium in Berkeley, California on May 3rd, 2019.

Location: Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Berkeley, CA 9470 , United States

 Gallery Nova,  Zagreb Croatia
© Nina Berman / NOOR

© Nina Berman / NOOR

A few weeks later, on May 25th, Nina Berman will open heartedly share her collaborative project "An Autobiography of Miss Wish" again, at DOC Festival in Norway.

Location: DOC19, Fredrikstad, Norway

NOOR at ImageSingulières | Nina Berman | Exhibition

An Autobiography of Miss Wish | Nina Berman

An Autobiography of Miss Wish is a story of two closely related lives, the photographer and her "subject", working closely together to create a unique enigmatic book that pushes the boundaries of documentary narration.

The project brings together heart-rending archive footage depicting crime scenes and flashbacks, psychiatric hospital reports, diary pieces / snippets / personal notes, personal effects, letters and messages between the photographer and the protagonist: Miss Wish.

© Nina Berman / NOOR

© Nina Berman / NOOR

An Autobiography of Miss Wish, exhibited in New York City

From April 6th to April 21st 2019, Nina Berman will have work from "An Autobiography of Miss Wish" in the group exhibition "Beyond Addiction: Reframing Recovery", at the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. This show is curated by Graham MacIndoe and Susan Stellin.

NOOR at ImageSingulières

We're pleased to share that NOOR will be present at the ImageSingulières Photo Festival in Sète, France. Nina Berman & Jon Lowenstein will open their respective exhibitions premiering for the first time in France "An Autobiography of Miss Wish" and "Shadow Lives".

workshop with nina berman in slovakia

NOOR, the SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO Foundation, in collaboration with the Open Society Foundation, invite you to attend a workshop with Nina Berman (USA) on documentary photography, the ethical limits in photography and media activism strategies to support minorities. The workshop will take place in the office of the SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO Foundation in the Zichy Palace at Ventúrska 9, Bratislava, Slovakia, on 25–26 June 2017.

 

WORKSHOP

 

The two-day workshop with 10–15 photographers will be conducted by renowned photographer Nina Berman, professor at Columbia University, NY. The workshop will consist of intensive group communication on the following topics: 

• Editing;
• Combining pictures and texts;
• Graphical design and layout;
• Work with participants’ portfolios;
• Creative discussions;
• Outdoor shooting on an assigned topic and final screening of the stories;
• Media activism strategies to support minorities.

 

The participants will share experiences, work on portfolios, improve editing skills, learn how to pick up and develop stories, and improve graphical design skills. The workshop consists of intensive communication with the photographers on different subjects and outdoor shooting on an assigned topic. It is a unique opportunity to learn impactful visual storytelling, develop a personal vision, and gain new knowledge and contacts in an intimate and interactive environment.

The workshop is intended for professional photographers and students working in the field of reportage and documentary photography and editors. The workshop will be conducted in English.

 

DATES AND PLACE

 

25 June 2017 – 09.00 – 18.00 o’clock:


• Registration – meeting of the participants in the office of the SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO
Foundation at Ventúrska 9, Bratislava
• all-day workshop – theory + practice

26 June 2017 – 9.00 – 18.00 o’clock:


• all-day workshop
Lunch will be served in the form of a buffet.

 

FEE

 

The workshop fee is €135. 00. The reduced fee for students is €25. 00. 

The participants are required to pay the fee by bank transfer until 23 June 2017 or in cash on 25 June 2016 in the office of the SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO Foundation at Ventúrska 9, Bratislava.
IBAN: SK7702000000003607367451 BIC: SUBASKBX

Please, indicate your name and surname when transferring the payment. 

 

The workshop is organised with the financial support of the SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO Foundation and the Open Society Foundation.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Please, send your application to: info@slovak-press-photo.sk by Friday 23 June 2017, with the subject line: ‘Nina Berman Workshop’.

To apply send:

• your contact details;
• information about your experience with photography, including education/ training and practical experience;
• a document proving payment of the workshop fee.
The participants are required to bring to the workshop:
• their photographic portfolio – min. 3 and max. 5 photo series (min. 10 images per series);
• short introduction for each story;
• laptop and camera.

The organisers reserve the right to select the participants from among the applicants if their number exceeds the set limit.

 

The selected participants will receive further instructions before the beginning of the workshop.

For more information contact:

 

SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO Foundation
Björnsonova 16, 811 05 Bratislava
slovakpressphoto@gmail.com
info@slovak-press-photo.sk

 

Photo: © Nina Berman / NOOR

21-27 march #‎NOORtakeover

 

 

 

In 1979 the United Nations General Assembly established a Week of Solidarity with the Peoples struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination.

 

In occasion of this celebration, from 21 to 27 March NOOR photographers Nina Berman and Jon Lowenstein will takeover the noorimages instagram feed to showcase their work on racial discrimination in America and the ways in which - from the BlackLivesMatter movement to the protests against Islamophobia - activists and civil rights movements are struggling for rights in an attempt to break the cycle of violence and racism.

nina berman awarded with the 2016 aftermath project grant

 

We are pleased to announce that Nina Berman has been awarded the 2016 Aftermath Project grant for her proposal "Acknowledgment of Danger" which will document the toxic legacy of war on the American landscape. Nina has spent most of her career investigating the American military, the human cost of war and the militarization of American life.

noor at fotografia europea 2015

NOOR Group Photo, May 2015. From left: Asim Rafiqui, Pep Bonet, Kadir van Lohuizen, Benedicte Kurzen, Sebastian Liste, Jon Lowenstein, Francesco Zizola, Andrea Bruce, Nina Berman, Stanley Greene, Alixandra Fazzina.

 

As HOST program guests of the Italian festival Fotografia Europea 2015, NOOR photographers visited the beautiful town of Reggio Emilia to lead workshops, present a screening and discussion evening, and open their group exhibition, "A NOOR journal on the changing planet, 2009-2015."

 

 

Chiostri di San Pietro, exhibition venue for the group show, "NOOR Journal on a Changing Planet 2009-2015," in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

 

The exhibition, curated by Laura Serani, brings together years of work on climate change and environmental issues around the globe and is on view at the Chiostri di San Pietro until 26 July.

 

NOOR photographers at the opening of their group show on climate change with curator Laura Serani.

 

In the days leading up to the festival's official opening, NOOR photographers Stanley Greene, Jon Lowenstein, Sebastian Liste, Andrea Bruce, and Asim Rafiqui guided practical and theoretical workshops in documentary photography. To see a video of the work participants shot during the workshop see here.

 

 

Jon Lowenstein guides a workshop on practical elements of photography and editing.

 

Stanley, Jon, Sebastian and Andrea's workshop participants worked on a shooting assignment covering local food and wine production in the region. One group visited a Parmigiano-Reggiano maturation room in Reggio Emilia.

 

 

Workshop participants visit a Parmigiano-Reggiano maturation room.

 

Workshop group photo with Jon Lowenstein.

 

 

 

The festival HOST program (a project by aBcM) came to a close with NOOR Night, featuring an evening of screenings and discussions with NOOR photographers and moderated by Lars Boering, Director of the World Press Photo. The topic of the evening was "Change: How to Achieve It." 

 

 

Lars Boering moderated NOOR Night with photographers Benedicte Kurzen, Jon Lowenstein, Kadir van Lohuizen, Pep Bonet, Andrea Bruce, and Francesco Zizola.

 

 

Stanley Greene and Andrea Bruce at NOOR Night.

  

 

Following the festival, NOOR members stayed in Reggio Emilia where they held their 8th Annual General Meeting. At the Annual General Meeting, NOOR photographers and staff evaluate agency and foundation activities, and plan how to continue NOOR’s mission in coming years.

 

 

All photos by Francesca Pradella