Serge has exhibited his photography at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Galerie Friedrichshain (Berlin), The Phoenix Museum of Art, Schroeder Romero Gallery in Chelsea, and The Leica Gallery (New York City and Tokyo) among many other national and international solo and group exhibitions. In 2018 Serge received an Arizona Commission on the Arts Research and Development grant for his ongoing project “2900 Miles and Other Jumping Cholla.” In 2015, Serge was awarded Special Recognition for “The Fire in the Freezer” by the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize out of Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. A copy of the limited edition book was purchased by the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona. He has also received awards from PDN, The Magenta Foundation, American Photo Magazine, Curate NYC, and The Photo Review.
In 2011 Princeton University Press published a book of Serge’s photographs made during his yearlong photography fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. Serge’s magazine photography has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Life, ESPN The Magazine, Marie Claire, Stern, and The London Sunday Times Magazine among others.
Serge has attended artist residencies at the Ucross Foundation, Jentel, VCCA, AS220, and was a participant in The Eddie Adams Workshop.
Serge has been on the faculty at the International Center of Photography in New York City for over 14 years where he was a seminar leader in the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism program and taught street photography, editing, portraiture, and several other courses.
Serge lived in New York City for his whole life… until moving to the Sonoran Desert where he earned his MFA at the University of Arizona. He currently teaches photography at Tohono O’odham Community College and Pima Community College, and writes book reviews and does portfolio reviews for LensCulture.
In addition to his photography, Serge is a writer and enjoys sketching. He is an avid outdoorsman and relishes any opportunity to hike through the desert, climb a mountainside, rappel through a canyon, and whip up a Backpacker’s Pantry buffet with a good group of friends under a remote nighttime sky.