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Member, The Story Institute (New York, London)

Owner, Valérie Berta Photography

Photographer and writer, Kelly Miller Circus  ­ 2008 to 2012

Photographer, Circus Chimera ­ 2006 to 2008

Visiting lecturer in photojournalism, Institut Universitaire de Technologie (Sophia Antipolis, France) 2006

The Press-­Enterprise (Riverside, CA) ­ 2002/2004

Jacksonville Journal­-Courier (Jacksonville, IL) ­ 2000/2002

The Herald-Journal (Logan, UT) ­ 1994

The News-­Journal (Wilmington, DE) 1993

Columbia Missourian (Columbia, MO) ­ 1992


Agence France-­Presse (AFP) wire 1999/2000

The Washington Post, The Houston Chronicle various local organizations and publications 1995

Photo editing and other

AFP: web sites (Paris, France) 1996/1997

AFP: international picture desk (Paris, France; Hong Kong, China) ­ 1997/1999

Assistant coordinator for Pictures of the Year

University of Missouri­-Columbia (Columbia, MO) ­ 1994

Founder and director of the Voices Photography Workshop

for minority children 1992/94


Master's degree

Photojournalism, University of Missouri­Columbia (Columbia, MO) ­ 1991 to 1994

English, Charles V Institute at the Université Paris VII (Paris, France) ­ 1984


French, Spanish, English


Joel Beeson Assistant Professor of Visual Communications,
P.I. Reed School of Journalism, West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV) ­ (304) 293­3505

Steve Warmowski Warmowski Photography and Photo Editor (retired) at
The Jacksonville Journal­Courier (Jacksonville, IL) (217) 473­5517

Nikki Smith Smith/Skolnik Literary Agency (Plainfield, NJ) ­ (908) 822­1870

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