MARC NORBERG, Photographer
Marc Norberg's third eye is not blind. As a matter of fact it is very highly evolved. He may have been born with special vision, or it may have evolved from more than 30 years of creating some of the most compelling, dramatic and beautiful photographs you will find anywhere. While most of Marc Norberg's photographs are of or about people, his vision goes far beyond that.
Following studies at the University of South Dakota in art, photography and communications Marc Norberg opened his studio in Minneapolis specializing in portraiture for editorial, corporate, graphic design and advertising clients. Over the years his work for clients such as Carmichael Lynch, Samatamason, Newsweek, General Mills and Medtronic have resulted in numerous awards including Communications Arts, Graphis, AIGA, New York Art Director's Club and the AR100. His work is held in various collections, institutions and museums.
The New York publisher, Graphis, produced his first book entitled "Black & White Blues" in 1996. The book is based on Marc Norberg's extensive series of up-close and personal portraits of blues and jazz artists. Photographs from the book were included in Blues & Legends Hall of Fame Museum's national touring exhibit in 2003. Marc was awarded the coveted, "Keeping the Blues Alive" award from the International Blues Foundation.
Over the last decade, Marc Norberg has helped initiate photographic archives for a wide range of clients including The Shriners Hospitals for Children, The College of Visual Art, The Pangea World Theater and The National Alzheimer's Association.
Marc Norberg is currently working on a second book focusing on "visualizing the impact of various states of mental health." Some photographs from the planned book can be seen in the "Illustrations" section to the Gallery of the web site.