Valérie Berta

Photographer
    
Location: Columbia, MO, U.S.
Nationality: American, French
Biography: Valérie Berta is an international photographer based in the United States. She was born and raised on the Riviera, in the South of France, studied English in Paris and journalism at the University of Missouri­Columbia and worked as a... read on
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The We Project
valérie berta
Oct 4, 2017
The We Project is a series of studio portraits of people in marginalized comunities in Columbia, Missouri: the African-American, LBGTQ and immigrant communities.
All three share a history of oppression and under-representation in our society, and and with the rise in bigotry and racism after the presidential election, it has become urgent that each of them be seen and celebrated, and that they finally find their full and rightful place within the tapestry of our humanity.
It is my hope that this project, by bringing these otherwise diverse and sometimes opposed communities together in intersectional dialogue (a Sunday intersectional portrait-model conversation brunch is in the make,) will help bridge the gaps between them and recognize the need for marginalized communities to unite in order to fight systemic, institutional and pervasive discrimination.
The projectstarted in the spring and in addition to shooting, I am currently working to secure funding to print the portrait in large format to be hung around town.
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The WE project exhibit is on.

By Valérie Berta — Who WE Are, or the WE project, a series of multimedia portraits of people belonging to marginalized..
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The Voices workshop is here!

By Valérie Berta — The Voices photo workshop introduces minority children to documentary visual story-telling through the..
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Clamors.

By Valérie Berta — July 3, 2017, Saint-Ismier (France.) It is a summer of wide traveling, and I revel in my good fortune, and..
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Group shot.

By Valérie Berta — May 24, 2017, Columbia. This is our school. It's a rainbow. They asked me to take a picture. I could not..
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Zaia.

By Valérie Berta — April 23, 2017, House Springs (Missouri.) Zaia, circus artist from Mongolia, in her trailer before shows..
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There.

By Valérie Berta — April 18, 2017, Columbia (Missouri.) There, laid bare. They do that, now. Sometimes. I photograph them, if..
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Hard velvet.

By Valérie Berta — April 7, 2017, Mountain Home (Arkansas.) Nothing beats the beauty of the southern Missouri hills in the..
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It's crazy like that.

By Valérie Berta — March 29, 2017, Hope (Arkansas.) Photography is crazy like that. The trees did not look like that. The..
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Monochrome.

By Valérie Berta — March 29, 2017, Hope (Arkansas.)
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The sand castle.

By Valérie Berta — March 28, 2017, Ashdown (Arkansas.) We’re going to make a sand castle, he said. I was walking to town..
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My sister's house.

By Valérie Berta — March 26, 2017, Caddo Mills (Texas.) I’m on the road again. A milestone birthday with family, Nicolas..
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Bring it on.

By Valérie Berta — March 17, 2017, Columbia (Missouri.) There are so many fires to put out, day after day, that is is hard to..
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In my backyard.

By Valérie Berta — February 24, 2017, Columbia (Missouri.) I find writing comforting, difficult, necessary. I write in my..
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Battle.

By Valérie Berta — February 19, 2017, Columbia (Missouri.) A warm winter day in the park. Kids and kid guns. Plenty.
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The light.

By Valérie Berta — February 1, 2017, Columbia (Missouri.) There is the darkness all engulfing. And there is the light. That..
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Women's March.

By Valérie Berta — Columbia, Missouri, January 21, 2017. I marched with my family today in Columbia, my community, because I..
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Farewell to my president.

By Valérie Berta — January 11, 2017, Columbia (Missouri.) http://professionsinglemotherphotographer.blogspot.com/
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The milk.

By Valérie Berta — January 6, 2017, Columbia (Missouri.) The diminutive waves on the surface of the milk when it is heating..
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That picture.

By Valérie Berta — December 19, 2016, Columbia (Missouri.) That picture. The bravery of that AP photographer. The poise. The..
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Just starting.

By Valérie Berta — Just starting. December 7, 2016, Columbia (Missouri.) In a moment of rare quiet solitude this morning I was..
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Almost fifty.

By Valérie Berta — November 26, 2016, Columbia (Missouri.) I’m almost fifty. It doesn’t matter much to anybody but me...
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Baroque.

By Valérie Berta — October 27, 2016, Columbia (Missouri.) It’s Halloween. It’s almost Halloween, three days left,..
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Through a camera.

By Valérie Berta — October 24, 2016, Columbia (Missouri.) The girls were playing in the neighbor’s yard, all the girls, the..
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Celebrations.

By Valérie Berta — October 20, 2016, Columbia (Missouri.) I celebrate the little things, and rejoice in them. This is what I..
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