Nina Berman is a documentary photographer, author and educator, whose photographs and videos have been exhibited at more than 100 international venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the...
Complex trading, based on algorithms and propietary knowledge and communicated through a privileged visual language, underpins all aspeets of our global economy informing decision making and influencing the most basic human activities from the cost of food to the energy we use. Through sophisiticated, dedicated technologies, the power represented by this language is communicated at speeds beyond human capacity, creating consequences across the globe in ways both intended and unforeseen. While hypnotic and entrancing in its abstraction, form and color, the language remains indecipherable and inaccessible to the average viewer, who is nevertheless affected by its daily practice. Only a fluent few, the subjects of Hedge, lay claim to its power and meaning.
Photographed at the Manhattan headquarters of a multibillion dollar hedge fund