(American, born 1948)
Artist Paul Berger is a pioneer in exploring the artistic possibilities of digital imagery. He combines and manipulates imagery from a huge variety of sources to investigate the meaning of images and how we dissect them. Berger notes, "I am not so much interested in the single, isolated photo image as I am in the way that images group themselves together in ways that provide us with context and meaning. I am interested in responding to common image groupings such as the printed page, the television screen, the computer printout." He first included a computer in the making of his art in the early 1980s.
Berger served as professor of art at the University of Washington for thirty-five years, co-founding the photography program in 1978. He earned a Bachelor of Arts (1970) from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Master of Fine Arts (1973) from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York.