Tucson Festival of Books | HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Participating in the Tucson Festival of Books biologist, photographer and author Michael Berman will discuss his book Perdido:Sierra San Luis and his work along the border with another well-known photographer: former UA President John Schaefer. | Where: U of A Campus Henry Koffler Building, Room 216| https://map.arizona.edu/ | When: Sat, Mar 14, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Signing area: Koffler Patio (following presentation) | Moderator: John Schaefer

Booksigning | Wed, February 26, 2020 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MST | Evolve 918 North 2nd Street Phoenix, AZ 85004

Join two of the Southwest's foremost photographic artists, Michael Berman and Michael Lundgren, as they present their newly released books. Photographers and Guggenheim Fellows Michael Berman and Michael Lundgren have recently released a pair of remarkable monographs of their work. Michael Berman’s Perdido: Sierra San Luis is a document of the artist's time in the Mexican borderlands. Mike Lundgren’s Geomancy is a darkly beautiful poem from the heart of the Sonoran Desert. Both artists will speak for a half hour and then take questions from the audience. Books will be on sale at the event and the artists will be available to sign books afterwards. Presented by Arizona Photography Alliance with thanks to our hosts at Evolve. Free and open to the public with RSVP.

Book Presentation | Sunday February 23rd at 3pm | Lannan Meeting House | 313 Read Street in Santa Fe 

Please join us for a book presentation by photographer, author, and activist Michael Berman.  He will speak about his recently released Perdido, published by the Museum of New Mexico Press. Michael will be joined by co-thinker, rancher, and environmentalist Valer Clark.    | Sunday February 23rd at 3pm | Lannan Meeting House | 313 Read Street in Santa Fe 

Presentation and Booksigning | Friday February 21 at 6pm | BookWorks in Albuquerque

PERDIDO: Sierra San Luis by Michael P. Berman. This book brings attention to the question of how we protect the land at a seminal point in time. Berman wandered the Mexican borderlands occupied by ranchers, wildlife, and narcos. His documentation--photographs and words--explores the meaning of the beautiful and rugged landscape and provides a poetic understanding of how one learns to see the land. As Berman notes, the ecological systems on the planet are failing, yet in the Sierra San Luis the collapse has reversed itself--water, soil, and ecological diversity are all increasing in quantity and improving in quality. Why here and nowhere else? In his evocative foreword, climate activist Tim DeChristopher remarks upon the "humbling reality of the mountains" and urges the importance of fighting to protect the earth. BOOKWORKS is on Rio Grande Blvd north of Griegos, in Albuquerque's North Valley--home for more than thirty years. 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Phone: 505-344-8139.

Land Reform | Reception & Book Signing | Saturday January 18, 7 - 10 pm

Michael new book Perdido, Sierra San Luis will be available at this event in conjuction with the concurrent exhibition of photographic images from this body of work.

Land Re-Form

Exhibition: January 14 - March 14, 2020 | Michael Berman, Frank Gohlke, Mark Klett | Etherton Gallery | 135 South 6th Ave | TUCSON AZ 85701 | P:520.624.7370

¡Colores! Interview with Michael Berman on NM PBS

Interview on ¡Colores! airing Saturday January 11 at 4pm on 5.1 New Mexico PBS | Searching for some vestige of a wild place, New Mexico photographer Michael Berman found the understated Sierra San Luis Mountains along the Mexico border.

516 ARTS | Print and Booksigning with Michael P. Berman

Saturday, November 23, 2019 5pm – 7pm | In conjunction with the Fall Fundraising Campaign and for the duration of the current exhibition Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande (on view through December 28), exhibiting artist Michael P. Berman is gifting a limited number of prints and copies of his new book, PERDIDO, to support the work of our organization. Join us at 516 ARTS for a one night only print and booksigning with the artist.

Perdido: Photographing the border with Michael Berman | Interview by radiocafe |

Nov 18, 2019 | Arts & films, Books, New Mexico, Santa Fe New Mexican | Michael Berman’s new book, Perdido: Sierra San Luis, is a journey in photographs and stories about a complicated landscape on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border, where the natural world has been compromised and where survival depends on a complexity of relationships.

ONE-OF-A-KIND

Obscura Gallery | Opening Reception November 22, 2019 5-7pm | Exhibition on view through January 4, 2020 | A group show of unique photo-based artworks by 30 artists from the U.S., France, Cuba, and Israel.| 1405 Paseo de Peralta SANTA FE NM 87501

POETRY & PUBLIC FORUM: Species in Peril on the Borderlands

Friday, November 15, 2019 6pm – 8pm | At 516 ARTS Free​ Presented by 516 ARTS & UNM Art & Ecology Program | The US-Mexico borderlands, one of the most biologically diverse places in North America, traverse six eco-regions and provide home to 1,506 native terrestrial and freshwater animal and plant species, including 62 species listed as Critically Endangered, Endangered, or Vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. The proposed expansion of the “Wall” threatens not only human communities but also the incredible diversity of life and binational investment in conservation. This event begins with a poetry performance by Léon De la Rosa, PhD, professor in the Departamento de Arte at IADA and UACJ and is followed by a panel discussion on the history and ecological vitality of the borderlands and the threats facing the region, featuring: Michael P. Berman, exhibition artist; Robert Peters, PhD, Defenders of Wildlife and author of In the Shadow of the Wall, on how the border wall will affect wildlife; Ma. Eugenia Hernández, PhD, professor, UACJ in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico; and Sam Truett, PhD, borderlands historian and UNM Professor of History.

OPENING RECEPTION: Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande: Contemporary Artists Respond

Saturday, September 28, 2019 6pm – 8pm Member Preview 5-6pm (Join today!) Public Reception 6-8pm 516 ARTS 516 Central Ave. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 
(505) 242-1445 Open Tue - Sat, 12-5pm 516 ARTS presents Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande: Contemporary Artists Respond, developed in partnership with the Albuquerque Museum and the Art & Ecology Program at the University of New Mexico. It features commissioned and existing artworks highlighting diverse perspectives on varieties of plants and animals, including flowers, trees, fish, birds, and bees—iconic and overlooked—undergoing mass-die off’s and population declines within the Rio Grande watershed. Through the eyes of contemporary artists, the exhibition examines regional flora and fauna and raises ethical and cultural questions about human impact on the natural world. This project will provide education and spur dialogue around pressing ecological issues of our time. Accompanying public programs include educational talks, workshops, public forums and outdoor activities inspired by the work in the exhibition.

Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande | September 28 - December 28, 2019

516 ARTS and partners present Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande, an exhibition and series of regional public programs responding to the global biological crisis. Developed in partnership with the Art & Ecology Program at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande explores how the river connects us across borders and disciplines, and is designed to provide education and spur dialogue around pressing ecological issues of our time. The exhibition – subtitled Contemporary Artists Respond – features commissioned and existing artworks highlighting diverse perspectives on varieties of plants and animals, including flowers, trees, fish, birds, and bees—iconic and overlooked—undergoing mass-die off’s and population declines within the Rio Grande watershed. Through the eyes of contemporary artists, the exhibition examines regional flora and fauna and raises ethical and cultural questions about human impact on the natural world. The exhibition takes place at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque and is co-curated by Josie Lopez, PhD, Curator of Art, Albuquerque Museum, and Subhankar Banerjee, Lannan Chair and Professor of Art &Ecology, UNM.

Studio Tour: Michael P. Berman Studio

As part of 15th Annual Gila River Festival 2019, Michael will open his studio on Saturday September 21 @9:00 am - 10:00 am and @1:00 pm - 2:00 pm to show prints of recent work and continue the conversation around the significance of protecting the integrity of this region and its last free-flowing river. Studio Tour: Michael P. Berman Studio 114 W Market Street, Downtown Silver City For other presentations, workshops , and tours during this 15th Annual Gila River Festival 2019, see the schedule at https://www.gilariverfestival.org/schedule.

Presentation: Why the Gila Will Save the Planet with Michael Berman

Friday September 21 @ 2:15 pm *** As part of 15th Annual Gila River Festival 2019, Michael will speak and present a slide show of images at WNMU Besse Forward Global Resources Center Auditorium. Following this presentation he will be available to answer questions and sign his new book Perdido: Sierra San Luis as well as Gila: Radical Visions - The Enduring Silence. All proceeds to Gila Conservation Coalition. *** Friday September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Reception:  Book signing and reception with Michael Berman, Tim DeChristopher, and Sharman Apt Russell WNMU Light Hall Patio 

Photo Essay | Truthout | A Step Forward for Conservation in Mongolia?

Featuring images from Michael Berman's explorations of remote Mongolian grasslands. Essay written by Sarah Knopp, director of the Cultural Freedom Program of the Lannan Foundation. She is the author/editor of a collection of essays on educational justice, Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation. Essay Published in TRUTHOUT November 26, 2018

Archived Events & Exhibits - Wyoming Grasslands Project

PBS | Wyoming Chronicles |Photographers Michael Berman & William Sutton | Season 6 Episode 617 | 28m 29s Wyoming Grasslands: brilliant photographs by Michael P. Berman and William S. Sutton as well as a slice of the science of Wyoming's grasslands from Dr. Indy Burke, the Director of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

Archived Events & Exhibits - History of the Future

Berman's photographs of Sonoran and Chihuahuan desert were published in the first and third books of the border trilogy, The History of the Future, with the writer Charles Bowden. In 2008, the Lannan Foundation organized an exhibition, also titled The History of the Future, of photographs by both Berman and artist Julián Cardona, whose work was featured in the second book of the trilogy, accompanied by an essay by Bowden. The exhibition traveled to the Santa Fe Art Institute (2008), the North Dakota Museum of Art (2009), Blue Star Contemporary Art Center (2009), Ohio Wesleyan University (2011), and Tulane University (2011). A selection from the show is now on view at the Nation Institute.