Keith Berr
Photography, Cleveland Ohio United States
 
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Contact details
Tel: 216 566 7950
Brief Summary
I am a commercial / fine-art photographer, and have been producing creative imagery for over three decades. I believe that it is important to always carry a camera and work on personal projects, outside of the paying jobs, to keep the creative spark fresh and energy high.

Many times I develop styles and techniques that flow over to, and are requested by Art Directors, to be incorporated into their commercial projects. One of my recent projects, "The Sacred Treasures of Thunder Dragon", an in depth study of the people of Bhutan, was recognized by the ASMP and they designated me as one top 20 photographers in the USA. In 2013, I was honored to receive another lifetime achievement and was inducted into The Advertising Federations Hall of Fame.

I have a unique ability to help my subjects relax and perform in front of the camera. I have fun with people and relate to just about everyone, whether its the CEO of a fortune 500 company, a brain surgeon, a steel worker, Bhutanese farmer or a small child, I capture their true personalities and can make the image your looking for, fit the headline you've written.

Whether I am lighting products, food, or people, I know that it is all about the light and composition and I enjoy being able to mix natural or created light to produce the images that my clients come to me for, to capture the essence of your idea and the spontaneity of the moment.

I am available to travel worldwide and have studio locations in Cleveland, Ohio and Santa Fe, New Mexico. To review samples from my portfolio, please visit my website, www.keithberr.com

For a competitive bid on your next project, contact Linda at linda@keithberr.com or call us at 216.566.7950.
Thank you for reviewing my images and looking forward to a future collaboration. 
Clients
My recent campaign works, include assignments for AT&T, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Verizon, Republic Steel, Timken Steel, McDonalds, Vitamix, Newell Rubbermaid, Aspen Dental, General Mills, Alde, Kichler Lighting, Kimball Furniture, Carls Furniture, Sherwin Williams, The Ohio Lottery, Rodeo de Santa Fe, University Hospitals, Summa Medical,  and the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Professional Experience
Keith Berr
1420 East 31st Street • Cleveland, Ohio 44114
216.566.7950 Studio • 216.566.7951 Fax
216.406.2055 Cell • 505.466.2648 Santa Fe
kberr@keithberr.com
http://www.keithberrfineart.com
Curriculum Vitae
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Education
 1974 Glassboro State University
  Glassboro N.J.
BFA 1979 Brooks Institute of Photography
                        Santa Barbara, California
Areas of Specialization: Business management, Portraiture, Illustration,
Computer Graphics, Fine Art, Print Making
Professional Experience
1979- 1983 Manning Studios, Cleveland Ohio, photographer, print maker and
facilitating photo sessions.
1984- Present Keith Berr is the owner and principal photographer of Keith Berr Productions, specializing in fine art and creative photography for advertising agencies, corporations, graphic designers, institutions and magazines
2009-2012 Instructor at Cleveland State University of Tai Chi and Kung Fu
Visiting Artist Lectures
2008 Kent State University, Kent Ohio
2009 Kent State University, Kent Ohio
2009 Lorain Community College, Elyria Ohio
2010 Kent State University, Kent Ohio
2011 Kent State University, Kent Ohio
2012 Kent State University, Kent Ohio
2013 Kent State University, Kent Ohio
2013 Cleveland Institute Of Art, Cleveland Ohio
Awards, Honors
1987-2014 31 American Advertising Federation Awards, Local, District and National
1996 Ben Franklin Award
2008 Published in Photo District News national award for
landscape art from the Ruins and Life series of work.
2008 Featured in People Magazine for photographing
cancer victimized children, for Flashes of Hope
2009 Batchy Award NASPL for outstanding advertising and business communication achievements
2011 Saxton Luminaries Best of show 2011
2011 Black and White International Spider Awards 2011
2011 Best of ASMP Top 20 Photographers Internationally 2011
2011 Treasures of The Thunder Dragon:
Bay Arts, Bay Village, Ohio, July 8 – 31st 2011
2011 PechaKucha Cleveland #12 April 8, 2011
2013 Inducted into the American Advertising Federations Hall of Fame


Exhibition Record
2007 Palette Of Colors The Avalon Gallery, Delray Beach Florida
2007 Palette Of Colors at Cleveland’s Plain Dealer
2008 Palette Of Colors at Cleveland’s Plain Dealer
2008 *Palette Of Colors exhibit at University Hospitals Humphrey Atrium Gallery, Cleveland Ohio (solo)
2008 *Gallery Opening at Keith Berr’s studio of Ruins and Life (solo)
2009 Palette Of Colors at Cleveland’s Plain Dealer
2009 * Ruins and Life show at the Beth K. Stocker Gallery at Lorain Community Colleges Stocker Arts Center, Elyria Ohio (solo)
2009 * Ruins and Life show at the Joseph Saxton Photo Gallery, Canton Ohio (solo)
2009 Juried show exhibiting Palette Of Colors Boston Mills Art Festival
2009 Juried show exhibiting Palette Of Colors Anne Arbor, Michigan
2009 Juried show exhibiting Palette Of Colors Columbus, Ohio
2009 Juried show exhibiting Palette Of Colors Crocker Park, Westlake Ohio
2009 Juried show exhibiting Palette Of Colors Berea, Ohio
2010 Ruins and Life at Cleveland’s Plain Dealer
2010 Garth Andrews Interior Design, Akron Ohio,
November 22, 2010 – December 31,2010
2011 Images from Treasures of Thunder Dragon at Cleveland’s Plain Dealer
2011 Treasures of The Thunder Dragon:
Bay Arts, Bay Village, Ohio, July 8 – 31st 2011
2011 *Palette Of Colors exhibit Cleveland Botanical Gardens, February 24, 2011 – March 27, 2011 (solo)
2011 Palette Of Colors exhibit John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI October 24, 2010 – January 8, 2011
2011 Treasures of The Thunder Dragon: Juried show by Mark Cole, Cleveland Museum of Art at Convivium 33 Gallery, Cleveland Ohio, October 28, 2011 - Sunday November 20, 2011
2011 Treasures of The Thunder Dragon, Bay Arts, Bay Village, Ohio,
July 8 – 31st 2011
2012 *Palette Of Colors exhibit Cleveland’s Plain Dealer (solo)
Publications
Ruins and Life, a Blurb Publication
Palette of Colors, a Blurb Publication
Cleveland Magazine article Behind the Mask
Multiple Covers of The American Advertising Federation magazine
Photo District News, Ruins and Life series of work
Photo District News, Treasures of The Thunder Dragon
PhotoPaper Journal of Photography
Gallery Representation
Joseph Saxton Gallery, Canton Ohio
Avalon Gallery, Delray Beach Florida
Red Dot, Cleveland Ohio

Professional Associations
American Society of Media Photographers
American Advertising Federation
The Guild of Artists and Artisans
Cleveland Artists at Work
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
Board Of Directors for Red Dot



 
Awards and Recognition
Awards, Honors
1987-2014 31 American Advertising Federation Awards, Local, District and National
1996 Ben Franklin Award
2008 Published in Photo District News national award for
landscape art from the Ruins and Life series of work.
2008 Featured in People Magazine for photographing
cancer victimized children, for Flashes of Hope
2009 Batchy Award NASPL for outstanding advertising and business communication achievements
2011 Saxton Luminaries Best of show 2011
2011 Black and White International Spider Awards 2011
2011 Best of ASMP Top 20 Photographers Internationally 2011
2011 Treasures of The Thunder Dragon:
Bay Arts, Bay Village, Ohio, July 8 – 31st 2011
2011 PechaKucha Cleveland #12 April 8, 2011
2013 Inducted into the American Advertising Federations Hall of Fame

 
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