ROBIN DAHLBERG Shedding Light on Social Injustices in the United States
R obin Dahlberg is a visual artist and arts educator based in New York City. With a background in law and social justice, she uses her camera to explore issues of identity, place and resilience and their influence upon each other. Sharing her passion for photography with others is fundamental to her work. Dahlberg has taught photography to people of various ages, backgrounds and capabilities. In 2018, she co-founded5CornersCollective, a teachingandexhibition collaborative to bring photography to underserved and geographically isolated communities. Dahlberg published her first photobook in 2016, Billable Hours in 6-minute increments , a humorous look at corporate culture in large New York law firms. The book was selected by Dutch visual artist Anouk Kruithof as one of the 10 Best Photobooks of 2016 and shortlisted for the Fotobookfestival Dummy Award Kassel, as well as The Anamorphosis Prize, with special mention from juror, John Phelan. It is in the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art and the Special Collections Section at the New York Public Library.
All images © Robin Dahlberg
All images listed below are from the series: Shella and Wesley A Community Gardener and a Young Father Left page: Untitled #26 (Wesley holding a photograph of himself and his father), 2013
Following spread, left: Untitled #1 (Shella and her goddaughter) , 2013 Following spread, right: Untitled #9 (Shella and her mother) , 2013
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