Noah Berger

United States

Freelance photographer Noah Berger’s career spans 25 years shooting for editorial, corporate and government clients. He works regularly for major news outlets including the Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times and Agence France-Presse.

After covering the 2013 Rim Fire outside of Yosemite, USA, Berger began devoting summers and autumns to documenting California’s major wildfires. He was photographing the Carr Fire when a fire tornado whipped up winds exceeding 140 mph that killed multiple people. At the Camp Fire, the deadliest blaze in California history, Berger spent days with sheriff’s deputies as they recovered bodies of victims throughout the town of Paradise. 

Along with colleagues at the Associated Press, Noah was named 2019 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Breaking News Photography for his images of California’s deadliest fire season. 

A native of New York City, USA, Berger lives on Alameda, an island in the San Francisco Bay, with his wife, son and Labrador puppy.

World Press Photo Involvement:
Award-winning photographer 2020 Photo Contest

Noah Berger on Social Media:
Instagram: @noah3929
Twitter: @noahberger3884

Noah Berger

Image credit: Josh Edelson