Selected Exhibitions:

2021 Group "Begin Anew" The Royal, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
2019  Group “Under” Pivot Gallery, Chelsea, NY
2018 Solo “PARADISE” Soho20 Bushwick
2018 Group“What Did You Do This Summer” Pivot Gallery Chelsea, NY
2017 Group "Temperature Change" 20 Bushwick
2016 Solo "Vacationers" Soho20, NYC
2016 Solo "Picturing Autism: Vietnam" CUC Gallery, Hanoi, VN
2016 Group "Rational Horizon" Soho20, NYC (Bushwick, Brooklyn)
2015 Group "Hello My Friend Is…"​ Cyber New, NYC
2015 Solo "Scenes from Wynwood and South Beach” Museo Vault, Miami
2014 Solo "Picturing Autism"​ Soho20, NYC
2013 Group "Selection,"​ Soho20, NYC
2012 Solo "Creativity and Resilience: The Women of Phumani Paper,"​ FADA Gallery, Univ. of Johannesburg, Aukland Park, SA 
2010  Group “20 Years: Artist Proof Studio” Johannesburg, SA


Lectures and Panels

2016-18 Several relating to my project on Autism
2017  Panelist Encounters:  A visual expression of autism by siblings with photographers, Women's Museum, Hanoi, VN
2016 Presentation: "Autism Around the World and Through My Lens,"​ Teacher’s College, Hanoi, Vietnam
2016 Panelist:
Artist as Ali, ABCNoRio New York, NY
Artist as Ali, Soho20, New York, NY
2016 Moderator "Autism: Behind the Pictures"​ Soho20 New York, NY
Personal Photo Project:

Picturing Autism
2017 Wellcome Trust International Engagement Award, for collaboration with CCIHP on a sibling project which evolved from Picturing Autism: Vietnam
2016 Picturing Autism: Vietnam/ NINH, was made possible by the Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population, Vietnam Autism Network, the Department of Social Support under the Ministry of Labor, a grant from Grand Challenges Canada.

2012-current: International Autism Photo in collaboration with public health organizations, family members, and people with autism. Two exhibitions in Chelsea, New York, and in Hanoi. The intention was to explore acceptance and stigma across different countries and cultures.


Documentary work in South Africa
2008-20012 Photographed a poverty relief program in South Africa to accompany a sociological study of resilience written and researched by political artists and social scientists from the Universities of Michigan and Johannesburg for a book, Women on Purpose: The Founding Members of Phumani Paper.


Selected Publications

2008 The Photographs that I Didn’t Take, essay inWomen on Purpose” Kim Berman, and Jane Hassinger, University of Michigan Press

2000 Dorothea Lange: The Give and Take in a Marriage of Aesthetics

Featured Essay in “Escape to Reality: The western World of Maynard Dixon” Linda Jones Gibbs, University of Chicago Press


Selected Publications (featured)

2019 Finding Voice, Kim Berman,University of Michigan press 

2018 Tear Sheet, All in the Family

2016 Autism In Vietnam through the eye of an American Photographer

2016  Vietnam News, Exhibition Features Autistic Vietnamese Children (no author listed)

2015 Miami Herald, Debbie Rasiel: Scenes from South Beach and Wynwood, Debra K. Leibowitz

2016 Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, Vietnamese Children with Autism Through US Photographer’s Eyes (no author listed)

2014 Huffington Post, 10 striking Photos that Capture What Autism Looks Like Around the World, Mandy Valez 

2012 Women on Purpose: The Founding Members of Phumani Paper, Kim Berman and Jane Hassinger, Universities of Michigan and Johannesburg Press



2012 Introduction and wall text for “Women Rediscovering the World Stage” for Soho20, Chelsea, NYC

Exhibition in Collaboration with Rutgers’ University “Fertile Cresent”

2004 Mark My Words Graffiti artists in the New York Area, Cyber NY, NYC 

2000 Human Documents, Dorothea Lange Exhibition, Brigham Young University, Utah

2000 Human Documents, Steinbeck Center for Celebration of Steinbeck’s Centennial, Salinas, CA

2015 Hello, My friend Is, Cyber NY for Media Week, NYC


From Pictures to Words

2007-12Developed and ran a workshop to help aspiring, and emerging artists use photography as a tool to prepare their artist statements



1995-Portraits and events

1990-freelance writer for artists statements and artist portraits



University of Florida- BFA/BA, University de Los Andes- Post-Bac,

Tufts University- MA, CUNY Graduate Center- ABD,

International Center of Photography, Digital Media