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Mary Berridge

Established Artist

Mary Berridge's photographs have been exhibited in many galleries and museums including the Museum of Modern Art in NY and the M.H. de Young Museum in San Francisco. Her work has also been shown in the less traditional venues of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the United Nations and the Open Society Foundation.



Mary has received several awards- among them are: a Guggenheim Fellowship, a NY Foundation for the Arts Artist's Fellowship and the Lange-Taylor Prize. She has published two books: A Positive Life: Portraits of Women Living with HIV (Running Press, 1997), and On the Eve, Moscow, 1998 (Blue Sky Books, 2014). Her photographs have been published in numerous anthologies and periodicals, including The NY Times Magazine and Harper’s. After earning her MFA from Yale and a BA from the University of Michigan, Mary went on to teach at Princeton University as well as several other colleges and universities.

Mary lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she is working on a book about autism and neurodiversity. She serves on the board of the NC Autism Society's Orange-Chatham chapter, and is a member of the Special Needs Advisory Council for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District. She is interested in how people find meaning in challenging circumstances.