Recognitions & Awards

Recent Awards

Award-winning professional portraits photographer Christer Berg submits his work to many juried art and photography exhibits across the United States as a way to fine-tune his craft and always stay challenged. Below is a summary of recent awards for professional portraits and other subjects:

Professional Photographers of North Carolina’s Photo Expo | August 2017

“Dewayne Beamon, boxer” | Best of Show, Accepted into to the PPNC Loan Collection 2017

Kingston Arts Festival 2017 (WA) | July 2017

“Dewayne Beamon, boxer” | Third Place in Photography

2017 At The Walker Open Exhibition (KS) | April 2017

“The Knockout Punch” | Second Place in Photography

Fine Art League of Cary Annual  Juried Art Exhibition (NC) | March 2017

“The Knockout Punch” | Second Place

Johnston County (NC) Art Council’s 8th Annual Art and Food Festival  | March 2017

“The Knockout Punch” | Second Place in Photography

Cultural Center of Cape Cod (MA)  | February 2017

“The Knockout Punch” | First Place

Professional Photographers of North Carolina’s Photo Expo | August 2016

“The Knockout Punch” | First Place in the Commercial: General category, Accepted into to the PPNC Loan Collection 2016

“Jonathan and the Torch” | Second Place in the Portrait: Commercial category, Accepted into to the PPNC Loan Collection 2016

“Lucy Daniels” | Third Place in the Portrait: Women category

Johnston County (NC) Art Council’s 7th Annual Art and Food Festival  | March 2016

“Ben Williams” | Best of Show

“William Ivey Long” | Second Place in the Photography category

2016 American Advertising (ADDY) Awards | February  2016

“Sugarplum Fairy” | Gold ADDY for elements of photography, Carolina Ballet 2015-2016 campaign

A series including “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” | Gold ADDY for elements of photography, Carolina Ballet 2015-2016 campaign

2015 North Carolina State Fair | October 2015

“Jonathan, Glass Artist” | Second Premium in the Photography & Art category

Click! Photography Festival 2015 Pop-Up Exhibit (NC) | October 2015

“Oasis” | First Place

Cortland (NY) National Photography Exhibition “Through My Lens” | September 2015

“Ben Williams” | Second Place

Professional Photographers of North Carolina’s Photo Expo | August 2015

“William Ivey Long” | First Place in the Men Portrait category, Accepted into to the PPNC Loan Collection 2015

“Chef Benjamin” | Honorable Mention in the Men Portrait category

“The Sugarplum Fairy” | Honorable Mention in the Women Portrait category

FRESH – Artspace (NC) | June 2015

“Oasis” | Third Place

Louisville (CO) Art Association 2015 National Photography Show | May 2015

“Chef Benjamin” | First Place in the People category

Johnston County (NC) Arts Council’s 6th Annual Art and Food Festival  | March 2015

“Chef Benjamin” | Best of Show

“Out of the Darkness” | Second Place in the Photography category

DARKROOM  – a Survey of Contemporary Photography (NC) | March 2015

“Oasis” | First Place

Fine Art League of Cary Annual  Juried Art Exhibition (NC) | March 2015

“Ben Williams” | First Place

EAFA 2015 Juried Abstract  Exhibition (WA) | March 2015

“Oasis” | Daniel Smith Sponsor Award

Larson Gallery’s 39th National Juried Photography Exhibition (WA) | March 2015

“Ben Williams” | Honorable Mention

2014 North Carolina State Fair | October 2014

“Ben Williams” | Best in Show in Art & Photography

“Chef Benjamin Messaoui” | First Premium in the Professional Photography category

Inaugural Cortland (NY) National Photography Exhibit | September 2014

“Contemplative” | Second Place

Professional Photographers of North Carolina’s Photo Expo | August 2014

“Road Weary” | First Place in the Pictorial Portrait category, accepted into to the PPNC Loan Collection 2014

“Ben Williams” | First Place in the Men Portrait category, accepted into to the PPNC Loan Collection 2014

Louisville (CO) Art Association 2014 National Juried Photography Show | May 2014

“Contemplative” | First Place in the People, Color category

Johnston County (NC) Arts Council’s 5th Annual Art and Food Festival  | March 2014

“Dead Tree at Guano Point” | First Place in the Photography category

“Boot the Cowboy” | Second Place in the Photography category

Litmus Gallery (NC) “Anything Goes” Annual Juried Art Exhibition | November 2013

“Road Weary” | People’s Choice Award

Cary Photographic Artists (NC) Annual Juried Photography Show | October 2013

“Contemplative” | Best in Show

Recent Solo Exhibitions

Professional portraits make up a large portion of Christer’s work. He has exhibited in various solo and group shows, in Raleigh NC, Durham NC, across the state of North Carolina and beyond. Below is a listing of recent solo exhibitions:

Betty Ray McCain Gallery at the Duke Energy Center, Raleigh, NC | August 10 – October 1, 2017

“The Fabric of Raleigh/People with Purpose” solo exhibit

The Point, NC State University Chancellor’s Official Residence, Raleigh, NC | Apr 2015

“People with Purpose” solo exhibit

Through This Lens gallery, Durham, NC | September-October 2014

“People with Purpose” solo exhibit

Cary Innovation Center, Cary, NC | July-November 2014

“Passion – a Live Music Photography Exhibit” solo exhibit

Litmus Gallery, Raleigh, NC | Jun 2014

“People with Purpose” solo exhibit

Sola Coffee and Café, Raleigh, NC | April-May 2014

“Passion – a Live Music Photography Exhibit” solo exhibit

Morning Times Café, Raleigh, NC | February 2014

“Passion – a Live Music Photography Exhibit” solo exhibit