Damion Berger (b. London 1978) is a photographer who’s artwork makes the viewer question the possibilities of photography and its relationship to time and movement. Operating between abstraction and conceptualism, his unorthadox approach to traditional photographic process typically employs long exposure and in-camera techniques to make photographic ‘recordings’ that probe the nature and convention of photography. At the heart of his practice are experiments in mark-making, quite literally painting with light – exploring the relationship between time, movement and light, his work flips the concept of the photographic moment on its head, rendering the invisible…visible.  Often printed in the negative, his photographs resemble layered line drawings and reference the historical evolution of photography whilst engaging in dialogue across broader artistic mediums.

He currently lives and works between New York and France.

 

 

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Education

  1. BFA, Parsons The New School for Design, New York

Solo Exhibitions

  1. Black Powder, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scotsdale AZ
  2. In the Deep End, Jane’s Gallery & To b. Art Gallery, The Eden Rock, St Barthélemy, FWI
  3. In the Deep End, Art & Rapy Contemporary, Monaco

 


Selected Group Exhibitions

  1. SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography, Arsenal Gallery, New York
  2. Fire & Water, Galleria Il Castello, Milan, Italy
  3. Vignettes, Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
  4. 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
  5. Modern Alchemy: Experimentation in Photography, The Hecksher Museum of Art, New York
  6. Hello Midtown!, Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
  7. AIPAD Photography Fair – solo presentation, Lisa Sette Gallery, Park Avenue Armory, New York
  8. Dark Blue: Water as Protagonist, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
  9. Pools of Light, Oxenberg Fine Arts, Miami, FL
  10. Fotofest 2012’s Discoveries of the Meeting Place, University Art Museum, Colorado State
  11. Art Miami, Lisa Sette Gallery, Miami FL
  12. 10 Discoveries – selected by John Rohrback, Amon Carter Museum, Fotofest 2012, Houston
  13. New Visions, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
  14. The Curve: Center’s Award Recipients, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
  15. Hot Fun In The Summertime, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY
  16. ‘Damion Berger, Donald Bachelor, Jan Van Naeltjwick’, Art & Rapy Contemporary, Monaco
  17. PX3, Prix de la Photographie Exhibition, Espace Dupon, Paris, France
  18. Flash Forward ’08, Galerie Art Mur, Montreal, Canada
  19. Flash Forward ’08 Griffin Photography Museum, Boston, MA
  20. Flash Forward ’08 Lennox Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  21. Flash Forward ’08, Kathleen Cullen Fine Art, New York, NY
  22. H2O, To b. Art Gallery, St Barthélemy, French West Indies
  23. New Pictures, Art & Rapy Contemporary, Monaco

 


Selected Awards

  1. Discoveries of The Meeting Place – selected by John Rorhback, Amon Carter Museum, Fotofest, Houston
  2. Best Books of the Year: In The Deep End, Photo District News
  3. PX3, Prix de la Photographie
  4. CENTER Project Competition
  5. The Flash Forward Book Award

 


Publications

  1. Flash Forward Tenth – 10 years of Flash Forward, Magenta Foundation, Canada
  2. Pools: Reflections – Kelly Klein, Hardcover, 240 pages, Rizzoli
  3. In The Deep End – Damion Berger, Hardcover, 38 Tritone Plates, Schilt, Amsterdam
  4. AP26 – American Photography 26, Hardcover, AP-AI, New York
  5. Px3 Book No.3. ‘2009 Award Recipients’, Prix de la Photographie, Paris
  6. Flash Forward ‘08, ‘Emerging Photographers from Canada, USA & UK’, Magenta Foundation, Canada

 


Selected Press

  1. In Huntington, an Exhibition of Pioneering Photography Through the Ages, New York Times, Jane L. Levere, February 13, 2015
  2. Introducing: Damion Berger “In The Deep End”, Aserica Magazine, Lu JiaYing, December 7, 2014
  3. Experiments in photography push the envelope and reference the classics at Heckscher, LI Pulse, Drew Moss, November 21, 2014
  4. Art in review: AIPAD Photography Show, New York Times, Ken Johnson, April 4, 2013
  5. AIPAD Photography Show: Top Ten, Art in America, Tracy Zwick, April 5, 2013
  6. Contemporary Photographers Stand Out at NY’s Aipad Fair, Blouin ARTINFO, Lori Fredrickson, April 05, 2013
  7. Dawning of a New Age of Digital Photography at AIPAD Show, NY Arts, Louise Levathes, April 16, 2013
  8. Aipad 2013 at the Armory, Design Arts Daily, Peggy Roalf, April 4, 2013
  9. Intriguing art with social commentary at Art Miami, Artsy Editorial, December 2013
  10. Damion Berger, Jill Greenberg, Erwin Olaf, Stephen Wilkes… FotoMAGAZIN ‘Portfolio Issue’, No.2
  11. Reasons to love New York – ‘Because we screw in Public’ New York Magazine
  12. Winners of the 5th Annual Spider Awards, The Photo Paper
  13. Esteemed image makers name their favourites, American Photo, Jack Crager, May 2010
  14. Backstory: Damion Berger goes below the surface, Popular Photography, Lori Fredrickson,
    February 2010
  15. Ventiquatro Magazine, Il Sole 24, September 4, 2009
  16. Bomblog: Damion Berger, Bomb Magazine, Alec Quig, July 27, 2009
  17. Q & A with Damion Berger, Photo District News, Amber Terranova, June 18, 2009
  18. In The Deep End, NPR The Picture Show, Claire O’Neill, June 11, 2009
  19. The Rage Of The Rich, New York Magazine, April 27, 2009
  20. The Getaway Plan, New York Magazine, April 6, 2009
  21. Tomorrow’s People, British Journal of Photography, May 28, 2008
  22. Review: In The Deep End at the Eden Rock,St Barths, Mic Magazine, August 2007
  23. Special Art: L’Art coup de Coeur, Cote Magazine, June 2007
  24. Interview: ‘In The Deep End’ a la galerie Art & Rapy, Cote Magazine, May 2006
  25. Spotlight: Damion Berger, B&W Magazine, Issue 31, June 2004
  26. R.S.V.P: An Invitation into Damion Berger’s World, PDN Photo District News, Jacqueline Tobin
  27. Rien ne va plus, is Damion Berger a master in the making?, Hotshoe, Melissa De Witt

 


Videos & Interviews

  1. Magenta Television (2:52), Damion Berger: Flash Forward ’08, Lennox Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  2. Monte Carlo 1 (10:00), Damion Berger: In The Deep End, Art & Rapy Contemporary, Monaco