Paul Berger

Paul Berger, Whimac 1, 1994 and 750s-mc, 1999

Paul Berger have been working in the photographic medium since 1965, and in digital electronic media since 1981. He earned a BA degree in Art at UCLA in 1970, studying with Robert Heinecken and Robert Fichter.  Berger completed MFA graduate work at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York, in 1973, studying with Nathan Lyons. His photographic work has always involved multiple images in structured sequences, often with texts.

This interest in sequence and narrative transitioned to one based in digital manipulation of electronic imagery beginning in the early 1980’s. Paul Berger had a book version of the series Seattle Subtext published in 1984, and a catalog to the Seattle Art Museum exhibition “The Machine in the Window” published in 1990.  Berger have exhibited photographic and digital artworks widely, both nationally in America and in Europe, including major exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Los Angles, San Francisco, Paris and Cologne.

Berger was the subject of a 2003 retrospective exhibition “Paul Berger: 1973-2003” at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, which was reviewed in Artforum that same year. Berger have been published in numerous books, including Seizing the Light: A History of Photography; Robert Hirsh, 2000; Nash Editions: Photography and the Art of Digital Printing, ed. Garrett White, 2007; and The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age; Sylvia Wolf, 2010. Paul Berger have taught at the University of Washington’s School of Art for 35 years, having co-founded the Photography program in 1978.