Opening Reception | Obscura Gallery

Friday, May 17, 2024, 5-7pm Obscura Gallery 225 Delgado Street, Santa Fe | "I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can't stand it." - The Adventures of Huck Finn | For me that territory is the mountains and canyons north of where I live - the Gila and Aldo Leopold Wilderness. And it is here again and in all seasons that I have lit out. - Michael Berman

The Gila at 100 | Celebration and Talk

Friday, May 17, 2024 at 3:00 | NEW MEXICO HISTORY MUSEUM, 113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe | A hundred years ago, Aldo Leopold cooked up a fine idea in the Gila and we tagged these end of the line places with the moniker "Wilderness" - so a celebration is in order. And an opportunity to come closer to that ideal. - Michael P Berman

Pidgin Palace Chats|Environmental Misinformation

Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 4:00 pm| Pidgin Palace Arts 1110 South Sixth Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701| The stage is set: social media echo chambers amplifying anything and everything. A perfect storm of climate change denial narratives and social media networks unable to stem the tide of misinformation is wreaking havoc on global efforts to rationally address Climate Change. Polly Estabrook will moderate a fired up panel to include: Michael Berman - Gila Resources Information Project| Niamh Peren - Thumbs Up New Zealand| Harold Thomas - Watershed Management Group

First & Wildest Book Launch

In celebration of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Gila Wilderness, we proudly launch the new anthology First and Wildest. The collection of writings is published by Torrey House Press in partnership with WildEarth Guardians.  Donna Stevens and Allyson Siwik of Gila Conservation Coalition will be opening and closing the event that features the writing of Martha Schumann Cooper, Sharman Apt Russell, JJ Amaworo Wilson, Joe Saenz, and photographs of Michael Berman.| Friday, April 29 at 5pm| Power and Light Press| Silver City NM 88061

Solo Show at Galleri Urbane|Dallas

Perdido| Michael P. Berman| The work in this exhibit follows the artist through the San Luis mountain range cutting through the boot heel of New Mexico and south into the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Sonora, as well as subsequent trips along the Texas-Mexico border, capturing the borderland’s beautiful and rugged landscape and providing a poetic opportunity to recognize its ecological significance.

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| | When: Sat, Mar 14, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Signing area: Koffler Patio (following presentation) | Moderator: John Schaefer

Archived Exhibits|Land Re-Form

Exhibition on view through 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! originally aired 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.

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

Originally aired on 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.


Obscura Gallery | 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

Archived Exhibits|Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande |

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 was designed to provide education and spur dialogue around pressing ecological issues of our time. The exhibition – subtitled Contemporary Artists Respond – featured 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. The exhibition took 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.

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.