ARNOLD BERKMAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Of all the visual arts, only photography can capture and freeze a moment in time. In my photography, I try to reveal those fleeting moments which are uniquely beautiful, poignant, and compelling.
My favorite artist, Edward Hopper, was once asked by a journalist, "What do you paint?" Hopper replied, "I paint light." The word, "photograph", means to paint with light. Without light, even the most special moment in time can appear static and flat. Light brings a photograph to life; then, my experience of the unique and special moment can be shared.
My photographs have been displayed in many juried shows in Michigan, including the Newaygo County Annual Photography Show, the Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Center's Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition, the University of Michigan-Dearborn Art Gallery Open Competition, and Detroit's Scarab Club Gallery.
I was invited to present solo shows at Lansing's Anselmo Gallery, the Detroit Design Center, and the Birmingham Unitarian Church. I was the "Featured Artist of the Month" at the Lansing Art Gallery, and I have also exhibited at the Ann Arbor Art Center. I presented a solo show, "Route 66: The Death of an American Icon" at the Lawrence Street Gallery in Ferndale, Michigan, where I am a member artist.
Two of my photographs were selected by former Michigan governor, Jennifer Granholm, for display in the Michigan Governor's Residence.
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4780 Arapaho Trail
Okemos, MI 48864