David is a Caribbean native; he lives, shoots, and edits just outside Frederiksted, St Croix, on an old Danish plantation close to his family home. In Berg’s photographs, he seeks to capture the forgotten past of the Virgin Islands as it emerges in the present moment. What moves him is the hidden depths of each person, each family, building, place, and cultural artifact that he looks at through his viewfinder. The photographs are archival in the sense that they seek to preserve and document Caribbean culture, as well as to express its rich depths to visitors and the outside world.
David Berg is the founder of Blackwood Imaging, a photography collective dedicated to showcasing the culture and artists of the Caribbean Islands. David has been exhibiting his work for nearly a decade and has been featured in many shows that center on the African diaspora and the effects of colonialism including “Native View” a 2011 solo show in St. Croix at the MacheteMachete gallery; "Columbus Landing, Colonial Comfort," a 2014 group show in St. Croix and Puerto Rico at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts (“CMCA”) and the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico; “My Islands Do not Make a Nation” a 2017 group show in Cuba at the cultural institution Casa de las Americas; “Invisible Heritage” a 2017 group show in St. Croix at CMCA and in Denmark at the Cultural Embassy.