Bruce Berman: Border Document

February 22 - April 1, 2006
Project Space

It is Henri Cartier who is credited with capturing the "decisive moment" in photographs: He was on the street,
in the parks, amongst the public, constantly shooting the people and activities in the place that he called home, documenting magic and humor of these interactions and, in doing so, creating art. Bruce Berman does this, too. For the past thirty-plus years he has resided in El Paso, which together with Juarez, is the largest bi-national urban environment in the world, and probably the most densely populated area in the borderlands between the United States and Mexico. Berman reveals this area's tension and complexity, its poignance, tragedy and relentless activity, in the extensive body of photographs that he has developed since 1980.

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