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Nina Berman

Nina Berman is a documentary photographer, author, and educator, whose photographs and videos have been exhibited at more than 100 international venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Portland Art Museum, and Dublin Contemporary. She is the author of two monographs Purple Hearts – Back from Iraq, portraits and interviews with wounded American veterans, and Homeland, which explores the militarization of American life post September 11. She’s received awards from the World Press Photo Foundation, Pictures of the Year International,  the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Open Society Foundation.  She is the 2016 Aftermath Project grant winner and the 2017 Susan Tifft fellow at the Center for Documentary studies at Duke University.   She is a member of NOOR Images and an associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where she directs the photography program.  She lives in her hometown of New York City.

Photography
War doesn’t just impact the battlefield. In this essay, we look at seven sites within the U.S. where environmental damage has followed military build-up.
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