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Nina Berman, Homeland

Jen Bekman Gallery
6 Spring Street, between Elizabeth St. and Bowery, 212-219-0166
East Village / Lower East Side
October 24 - November 15, 2008
Reception: Friday, October 24, 6 - 8 PM
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Jen Bekman Gallery is pleased to present Homeland, an exhibition of fourteen color photographs by award winning photojournalist, Nina Berman. The exhibition features a selection of images from her new monograph, Homeland, published by Trolley Press, 2008. Berman’s first solo show with Jen Bekman Gallery, Purple Hearts, received international attention and acclaim. In a review for The New York Times, critic Holland Cotter proclaimed, “the images add up to a complex and desolating anti-war statement.”

Berman’s powerful, often chilling images, culled over the last seven years as she photographed across the United States, give us insight into the bizarre manifestations of homeland security and the ideologies that have reshaped post 9-11 America. Her portraits of American military wounded in the Iraq War, Purple Hearts, and her award- winning, iconic and devastating Marine Wedding, laid bare the war’s toll on its young veterans. With Homeland, she once again pushes us to look at American power and myth as it plays out in the heartland
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