Prairie Gothic

with George Webber

George Webber’s poignant black-and-white photographs transport us into the forgotten, unknowable communities of the Canadian prairies. Throughout the journey, we’re confronted by the mysterious particulars of life, death, landscape and faith. Intimate portraits and the hard facts of the place are woven together to create a body of work that is by turns inspiring, consoling and sometimes achingly sad.

Collectively, they represent a photographer’s decades-long meditation on the ever-changing face of the Canadian West.

“Collectively, Webber’s images seem a visual dirge to what van Herk calls ‘a place beyond place – the country he documents something we feel in our bones and cannot help but look at, again and again.'”

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