My photographs celebrate performances that many of us have not seen. My work provides us with access; although we may not have a remembrance of having been there, we can now have an encounter with a moment that has passed.   I get close up, observe quietly, develop trust and let time unfold.


Photographing dance is like seeing music come alive through the body. Responding to shifts of tempo, I improvise and anticipate timing, putting a frame around the space the dancers inhabit, cutting across the grain of time to generate a new moment.  By getting close up, observe quietly and stay of of t


“Boyhood 2.0,” is a series of photographs of my sons that show their expressive nature and the intimacy of twin brothers who have grown up side by side, partners in childhood.




Stephanie Berger has been on the scene, photographing dance and live performance for over 30 years as the house photographer in New York City’s cultural homes such as The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center, The Park Avenue Armory, Carnegie Hall, The Met Museum, and The Kitchen and as a culture photographer for the New York Times for many years.


In 2016, she published a book of photographs, Merce Cunningham: Beyond the Perfect Stage that is now in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, George Pompidou Center, Dia Arts Foundation, MassMoca and many university and college libraries.


In 2020, she was commissioned by the Park Avenue Armory to participate in the 100 YEARS | 100 WOMEN Project celebrating the passing of the 19th Amendment. Her photographs have been exhibited at 92nd Street Y, The Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, The Gallery at the College of Staten Island (CUNY), Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Pitts River Museum at Oxford University, The Walker Art Museum, ArtsWestchester, LOOK3 Photo Festival, Jacob’s Pillow, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Hudson Opera House Gallery, Roy Furman Gallery at Film Society, and Gerald H. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College.