Berg, Niki

Niki Berg, New York, USA

Niki Berg was born in Brooklyn in 1939. After graduating from High School she spent ten years working in advertising. Niki married Peter Berg in 1968 and began raising their two daughters. It was during this time that she became seriously interested in photography. Since 1982, her work has been exhibited, published, and reviewed throughout the world. She is a recipient of an Artist Fellowship Award and the Catalogue Project Award from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and has been a fellow at Yadoo and The MacDowell Artist Colonies. In addition she has received the Annenberg Medical Arts Award for “When Death Comes”. Most recently Niki was honored with nine other artists in NYC to participate in ART CART "Saving the Legacy." ART CART is an intergenerational arts legacy project that connects aging professional artists with teams of graduate students to undertake the preparation and documentation of their creative work, offering both groups an educational experience that will help shape the future of our cultural legacy. This project culminated with an exhibition at NYU in October, 2013 and included Artists Panels to discuss the life and process of being an artist.


My work embraces aspects of family dynamics, illness and healing, the beauty of aging and the joy of unrehearsed ritual.

These photographs are self-portraits from the time I lived through breast cancer.


In Their Mothers’ Eyes, Edition Stemmle, 2001
Sacred Connections, Stories of Adoption, Running Press, 2000
Feminism & Comtemporary Art, Routledge, 1996
A Gate Unfastened, NYFA, 1994
Wholly Cow, Abbeville Press, 1988
Mothers and Daughters, Aperture, 1987
Women and Work, Newsage Press, 1986
Joy of Photographing People, Addison Wesley, 1983
Berkshire, Seasons of Celebration, Either/Or, 1983
Women’s Realities, Women’s Choices, Oxford University, 1983, 2nd Edition 1994