BIOGRAPHY


Petra Pierrette Berger studied successfully Visual Communication, Art Education and French at the University and School of Fine Arts in Kassel, Germany and graduated in 1983. After her graduation she moved to Paris, where she was living and working as a photographer and photography teacher until 2001. She coordinated many historical, Fine Art and journalistic photo programs for an international studentbody while including the french photography community. She has been showing her personal work in different Museums and Galleries in Paris and France and is a freelance magazine contributing photographer for personnality portraits and reportages and is currently working on a book project. Her prints are in different privat collections in France and Germany. In 2002 she chooses for personal reasons to come to Holland, where she keeps working as a freelance photographer and teaching various workshops.

Education and Professional Experience

1983 MFA in Visual Communication, Arteducation, French,University Kassel, Germany
since 1983 Freelance photographer, exhibitions and publications
since 2002 Photography teacher, De Vrije Academie, The Hague, Netherlands
1988 - 2001 Headtechnician in the Photography Department , Parsons School of Design, Paris
1990 - 2001 Photography faculty member, Parsons School of Design, Paris
1995 - 2001 Photography teacher for Wells College Program "The Arts in Paris"
1995 - 2000 Photography teacher for Parsons Summer Intensive Studies in Paris,
Parsons School of Design, New York
1993 - 2000 Regular contributions to the magazine auto passion
July 1996 Photography teacher for the American University of P aris' Summer Program
July 88-94 Co-coordinator for Photography Summer Program in Paris,
Parsons School of Design, New York
1993 Coordinator, International Photojournalism Workshop in Paris,
Parsons School of Design, New York

Exhibitions

2002 De Vrije Academie, The Hague
2001 Rétromobile, Paris
Techno Classica, Essen
2000 Rétromobile, Paris
"Transportation", Lempdes
"L'art de l'automobile", Vysoké Myto and Prague
1999 Rétromobile, Paris
Salon du cabriolet, Deauville
1998 Rétromobile, Paris
Picrocole, Paris
1997 Grand Prix d'Europe, Luxembourg
1996 MI 21, Month OFF of Photography, Paris
1994 Novotel, "Hommage au Circuit de Rheims-Gueux", Rheims
International Automobil Center, "Artist' Auto", Paris
1993 "Artmobile", Nîmes
"Grand Prix", Limoges
Press Club, Paris
1992 La Closerie des Lilas, Paris
1990 Parsons School of Design, Groupshow "Photographs", Paris
1986 "Foire de Bièvres", Bièvres
1985 Gallery Jean-Pierre Lambert, Groupshow "La Place du Marché
Sainte Catherine", Paris
1984 Shop Photo Montparnasse, "Et Dieu créa la Main", Paris
Photo Gallery, Groupshow "Carnaval", Sarcelles
1981 et 82 Gallery Horloge, "Les Métiers d'Art", Cordes
1979 Werkstatt, Kassel, Allemagne

Features

"Petra Pierrette Berger - L'influence de l'Ecole Française", by Jacques Vassal, Autopassion , 02/93
"Circuit de Gueux: le réflexe instantané de la photographe", by J.F. Scherpereel, L'Union, 22/05/94
"Petra Pierrette Berger et les 2CV", by Antoine Demetz, 2CV Magazine , 02/98
"Beetle, Schmeetle: Berger's got the Deux Chevaux", by Jay Mallin, PDN, 11/98
"Portfolio Historie auf vier Rädern", Schwarzweiss, 07/99
"Petra Pierrette Berger: L'obiettivo che ferma il tempo", by Marcello Sandi, Routeclassiche, 03/00
"Petra Pierrette Berger ou l'art de mettre le passé au présent", by Sébastien Dulac,Automobile Historique, 11/02

Publications

Since 1978 Prisma, VSD, Auto-Journal, Haralds Tribune, auto-passion, Free Voice, LVA,
World in Red, Automobile Historique, Double You, Catalogues Artist'Auto,
Puzzles Editions Jeux Droun, Cartes postales Editions betula