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A CONVERSATION WITH PHOTOGRAPHER NINA BERMAN FEBRUARY 13 AT ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY

The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, hosts a lunchtime conversation about her latest exhibit "Homeland."

CHICAGO – Join The Public Square ¬†at Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery for lunch and conversation with photographer Nina Berman, whose exhibit "Homeland – Photos by Nina Berman" explores the realities of post-9/11 America. Berman, a documentary photographer with a primary interest in the American political and social landscape, is the recipient of two World Press awards, a 2006 fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and a 2005 grant from the Open Society Institute Documentary Photography Fund.

This event will take place on Friday, February 13 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery (18 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago). This program is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made at events@prairie.org or at 312.422.5580. Lunch will be served.

This program is sponsored by The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, in partnership with the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation and the Gage Gallery at Roosevelt University.

MORE ABOUT NINA BERMAN

Nina Berman is a documentary photographer whose work has been extensively published, exhibited, and collected. Her first monograph, "Purple Hearts – Back from Iraq," a collection of portraits and interviews with U.S. soldiers wounded in the war, was published by Trolley in 2004 and received wide acclaim. The book was made into a feature length documentary film by the same name and screened worldwide. Her work has been the subject of several solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums in New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Europe. She is on the faculty of the International Center of Photography.
ABOUT THE PUBLIC SQUARE

The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, fosters debate, dialogue, and exchange of ideas about cultural, social and political issues with an emphasis on social justice. Programs promote participatory democracy by creating space for public conversations. More information about The Public Square is available at www.prairie.org/publicsquare.

The Illinois Humanities Council is a nonprofit educational organization [501 (c) 3] dedicated to fostering a culture in which the humanities are a vital part of the lives of individuals and communities. Organized in 1973 as the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the IHC creates programs and funds organizations that promote greater understanding of, appreciation for, and involvement in the humanities by all Illinoisans, regardless of their economic resources, cultural background, or geographic location. The IHC is supported by state, federal, and private funds.

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