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George Webber
Date: b. 1952
George Webber
Biography: George Webber's work reveals his deep fascination and affection for the people and landscape of the Canadian west. Since the early 1980s he has photographed the Drumheller region extensively. "My concern is one of photography's most fundamental, the impulse to seize and arrest what is passing away," says Webber. "This desire seems to be felt most keenly when dealing with an aspect of one's own history and culture. In the prairies, all that is human is ephemeral." Webber's photographs have been published and exhibited widely earning him numerous awards and distinctions such as induction into the Royal Canadian Academy in 1999 and the silver award for photojournalism at the National magazine awards in 2001. His work is found in major national and international collections including: The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, and The Canada Council Art Bank in Ottawa, the Musee de la Photographie, in Charleroi, Belgium and the Bibliotheque Nationale, in Paris.
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