Noted photographer to speak at the
Southwest Environmental Center on April 19th
New Mexican photographer Michael Berman will give a talk about his experiences of photographing people and landscapes in the U.S./Mexican borderlands on Monday, April 19, 7 pm at the Southwest Environmental Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. He will also sign his books and prints that are available for purchase (proceeds will go to supporting SWEC). An exhibit of Berman’s work Grasslands: The Chihuahuan Desert Project is currently showing at SWEC’s Cottonwood Gallery through May.
Mr. Berman was born in New York City in 1956. In 1974 he went west to Colorado College where he studied biology and worked with Peregrine Falcons. He received a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship in photography. His work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Amon Carter Museum and the Museum of New Mexico. He has received Painting Fellowships from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Wurlitzer Foundation; his installations, photographs and paintings have been reviewed in Art in America, and exhibited throughout the country. In 2009 the University of Texas Austin published “Trinity” the third book of the border trilogy The History of the Future with the writer Charles Bowden. He lives in the Mimbres Valley in Southwest New Mexico.