Robin 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-founded 5 Corners Collective, a teaching and exhibition 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.
Dahlberg's client list includes the American Civil Liberties Union in New York, NY; Cascade Health in Eugene, Ore.; Green City Force in Brooklyn, NY; High Spirit Community Farm in Great Barrington, MA; the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival in San Diego, CA; Newsday in Melville, NY; Manhattan Youth in New York, NY; the New York City Bar Association; and The Bridge in New York, NY.
Honors and Awards
2018 Honorable Mention, 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards
2017 Center Review Santa Fe Photo Festival, Participant
2017 Honorable Mention, 10th Pollux Awards
2016 Shortlisted and Special Jury Mention: The Anamorphosis Book Prize
2016 Shortlisted: Fototbookfestival Dummy Award Kassel
2013 Merit Scholarship, University of Hartford, Hartford Art School
2012 25th Eddie Adams Workshop, Participant
2012 Director's Fellowship, International Center for Photography
2020 When you can't find the words, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2019 We are Queensbridge, Queensbridge Park
Long Island City, NY (curator)
2019 Lakota Star Stories, Praire's Edge, Rapid City, SD
2019 Lakota Star Stories, MAX 2019: A Space Festival,
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA
2019 Women Photographers Today, Barcelona, Spain
2018 5th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography
2018 The World Through My Eyes, International Collective Exhibition
2017 INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
2016 Fotobookfestival Kassel / Beijing, China
2016 In Our Time, Baxter Street @ The Camera Club of NY
New York, NY
2015 In Our Time, The Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford
West Hartford, CT
2014 Even The Edges, Kominek Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2012 My Truth, Your Truth, International Center for Photography
Education Gallery, New York, NY
Press and Interviews
2020 "Robin Dahlberg, Shedding Light on Injustices in the United States,"
FotoNostrum Magazine, Issue 4, June 15
2020 "Life under Quarantine - Interview with Robin Dahlberg," Media Art Xploration,
New Gatherings, July 23
2017 "People whose 'time in the work place' is longer than the house"
Tabi Labo, Sept 15
2016 "Billable Hours in 6-Minute Increments by Robin Dahlberg"
The Artbo, Sept 13
2016 "Billable Hours: The Life of Office Plankton in
Robin Dahlberg's Project," Bird in Flight, Aug 29
2016 "A Day in the Office," iGNANT, Aug 11
2016 "Humorous Photos Capture the Pains of a Stressful Office Life,"
Fotografia Magazine, July
2016 Robin Dahlberg @Baxter St/CCNY, Collector Daily
Daybook, June 24
2019 Jacob Riis Settlement House, Queensbridge Houses,
Long Island City, NY
2019 Yorkville East Middle School, After School Program, New York, NY
2018 Boys & Girls Club of Rosebud, Mission, SD
2017-18 Yorkville East Middle School, After School Program, New York, NY
2017-18 Lab Middle School, After School Program, New York, New York
2017-18 International High School at La Guardia Community College
2017 Boys & Girls Club of Rosebud, Mission, SD
2017 IVDU Upper School, Yachad/National Jewish Council of Disabilities
2016 Nazareth Early Childhood Center, Birch Family Services,
2016 Bronx Vet Center, Bronx, NY
2015 P.S. 184, New York, NY
2012-16 International Center for Photography, New York, NY
2016 Billable Hours in 6-minute increments, self-published
University of Hartford, M.F.A.
International Center for Photography, One-Year Certificate Program
New York University School of Law, J.D.
Stanford University, B.A., Sociology