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Michael P. Berman
Date: American, born 1956
Biography: Michael P. Berman was born in New York and studied biology at Colorado College, earning his undergraduate degree in 1979. He subsequently attended the University of Colorado in Boulder (1980) and then earned his M.F.A. in photography from Arizona State University in Tempe (1985). Before beginning his life as an artist, he worked for the Colorado Divison of Wildlife, for a Peregrine Falcon Recovery Project, and as a ranch worker. Berman’s work has been shown frequently throughout the West – Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas – and nationally. His photographic work is in the collections of institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Missouri; the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson. He has published books including the recent volume Gila (Museum of New Mexico Press, 2012) and the series History of the Future with author Charles Bowden from the University of Texas Press that includes Inferno (2006) and Trinity (2009, in which this image is illustrated), all of which we should have for the library; the library collection already includes 480 Plates: Photographs by Michael P. Berman (Lannan Foundation 2010 with essay by Katherine Ware) and Kiowa. (Ware 2013)

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