Gerald W. Lynch Theater Lobby Photo Exhibit
Photos by Stephanie Berger
From its inception in 1996, Lincoln Center Festival has presented a wide array of music, theater, dance, and opera from around the globe and expanded the definition of Lincoln Center as the home of some of the nation, and the world’s, most important performing arts organizations.
From Ta’ziyeh (an indigenous form of music theater developed in Persia) to the monumental Ming Dynasty Kunqu opera Peony Pavilion; and from the Druid Theatre Company’s complete plays of John Millington Synge to celebrations of choreographers Merce Cunningham and Frederick Ashton, playwrights Samuel Beckett, Brian Friel, and Harold Pinter, and musical giants Ornette Coleman and Elvis Costello—Lincoln Center Festival has welcomed artists and companies from over 50 countries in more than 1,200 performances.
Photographer Stephanie Berger has been documenting the Festival’s events since its very beginning, and her work reflects the very essence of our programming. This exhibit includes photos taken between 1996 and 2005, and is a striking reminder of the creativity and variety found in the performing arts around the world—a variety we hope to continue to showcase in the years to come.
Stephanie Berger Biography
Since 1986, Stephanie Berger has been photographing music, dance, opera, cultural events and festivals at such major New York City arts venues as Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, Park Avenue Armory, Met Museum, Dia Art Foundation, The Kitchen and has been a freelance photographer for the New York Times Culture and Arts & Leisure sections for many years. She has exhibited collections of her photographs in galleries and public art spaces including solo exhibits at 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 and numerous group exhibits most recently at Lower Manhattan Cultural Center Summer 2014 and ARTSWestchester Winter 2014. Her work appears regularly in magazines, international publications and books. In June 2013, her photo installation, “Dancing in the Streets” curated by the editors of Aperture, was a featured exhibition at the LOOK3 Photo Festival in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her work as a Performing Arts and Culture Photographer, was recently highlighted in the April 2015 Issue of Photo District News.
She is the staff photographer for the Lincoln Center Festival since it began in 1996 and will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary this summer.