Recognitions & Awards

Recent Awards

While professional headshots and business portraits are his primary focus, Award-winning professional portraits photographer Christer Berg submits his work to 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 Christer’s photography:

2019 North Carolina State Fair | October 2019

“The Pugilist” | Second Premium in the Professional Photography category

Camera USA 2018 National Photography Award | June 2018

“Dewayne Beamon, boxer” | Winner

Digital Photo Magazine Black & White 2017 Annual Photo Contest | March 2018

“The Knockout Punch” | Grand Prize Winner

2017 North Carolina State Fair | October 2017

“Dewayne Beamon, boxer” | First Premium in the Professional Photography category

“Chrissy Joi Ben” | Second Premium in the Professional Photography category

Photography at the Emerald – Autumn Exhibition (OR) | August 2017

“The Knockout Punch” | Gold Medal

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

2016 North Carolina State Fair | October 2016

“The Knockout Punch” | First Premium in the Professional Photography category

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 Professional Photography 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

Raleigh headshots and professional portraits make up a large portion of Christer’s work but he is also committed to frequent personal projects and exhibits. 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:

City of Raleigh Museum, Raleigh, NC | May-July 2018

“The Fabric of Raleigh” exhibit

Through This Lens gallery, Durham, NC | October-November 2017

“The Fabric of Durham” exhibit

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