Mark Silverberg

The Center Advanced Mentorship Participant (2023 - 2025)

Mark Silverberg lives in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan with a BA in Psychology in 1972, focusing on at-risk youth. His professional career was in the sustainable construction industry, from which he retired in 2018.

Mark has practiced documentary photography for over fifty years, mostly related to his community organizing activities. In 1977 he led a documentary photography and narrative writing project with inner-city high-school aged youth in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood youth. This project used reflective photography and storytelling to strengthen youth self-concept, self and community awareness and resilience skills. Since then, he has documented other projects including the El Sistema music program in Cleveland, School of the Americas marches in Ft. Benning, Georgia, the Republican National Convention held in Cleveland in 2016, Neighborhood Connections in Cleveland, Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Haiti, Jewish Community Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Resilient Youth Program in Cleveland, and other stories. His work has been published by all of these organizations in their marketing collateral, local newspapers in Cleveland, and at a photography show at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.

Mark and Barbara, his wife of forty-six years, have two daughters and live outside Cleveland with their two grand-dogs.

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