About

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

Exhibitions

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

                      Barcelona, Spain

2018            The World Through My Eyes, International Collective Exhibition

                      Barcelona, Spain

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

Teaching Experience

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

                     Queens, NY

2017            Boys & Girls Club of Rosebud, Mission, SD

2017            IVDU Upper School, Yachad/National Jewish Council of Disabilities

                     Brooklyn, NY

2016            Nazareth Early Childhood Center, Birch Family Services,

                     Brooklyn, NY

2016            Bronx Vet Center, Bronx, NY

2015            P.S. 184, New York, NY

2012-16      International Center for Photography, New York, NY

Books

2016          Billable Hours in 6-minute increments, self-published 

 

Education

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

      © 2020 by Robin L. Dahlberg

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