Stephanie Berger has been photographing performance and cultural events for over twenty-five years for many major cultural centers and venues such as Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, Park Avenue Armory, Met Museum, Dia Art Foundation, Baryshnikov Arts Center and The Kitchen. Her photographs have appeared regularly covering the arts, music, dance, new opera, jazz and social events in a wide range of publications, including The New York Times, Artforum, Wall Street Journal as well as international publications and book projects. She has been the staff photographer for the Lincoln Center Festival since its inception in 1996. Berger has been commissioned by many top dance companies, choreographers, theater companies and musicians including: Merce Cunningham, Mark Morris, Trisha Brown, Bill T. Jones, Robert Wilson, Bang On A Can and Young People’s Chorus. She works regularly for PBS photographing many of their hosts and casts for programs such as Ken Burns, Downton Abbey, Charlie Rose, History Detectives, and PBS Arts Festival. Her photographs of dancers were the scenic décor for the Off-Broadway show, “River Deep” about Tina Turner at Playwrights Horizon directed by Gabrielle Lansner. She has exhibited collections of her photographs in galleries and public art spaces including exhibitions at The Pitts River Museum at Oxford University where she did a Spotlight Talk to the Public in October, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, The New York State Theater Gallery, The Walter Reade Gallery at the Film Society, John Jay College Gallery, Curtis Gallery at New Canaan Public Library and numerous group exhibits, including Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, ARTSWestchester and Atlantic Gallery. Her outdoor photo installation, “Dancing in the Streets,” curated by Aperture’s Melissa Harris and Designer, Yolanda Cuomo, was a featured exhibition at the LOOK3 Photo Festival in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2013. She recently published her first book of photographs, “Merce Cunningham: Beyond the Perfect Stage” released by Damiani Press which celebrates the final landmark performances of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in the New York area: a series of performances of “Events” (2007-2009) at Dia:Beacon in Beacon, NY and the conclusion of the Company’s performing life at the Park Avenue Armory. This past summer, she presented her dance photographs at Jacob’s Pillow, the prestigious dance center in Beckett, Massachuesetts and was interviewed for a PillowTalk there by historian, Maura Keefe. Berger graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and studied photography at Hampshire College with Jerome Liebling. She worked as a photographer for the City of New York’s Department of Transportation in the 1980’s climbing to the tops of bridges to document New York City’s infrastructure and public works. Many of these photographs were displayed throughout the New York City subway system. She is also a member of the 52nd Street Project.