Prize Winning Photographs

Chris Gergley

A diverse collection of images reflecting 15 years of rigorous, often playful, always calculated photography, this exhibition reflects Gergley’s own preoccupation with documenting urbanization as it really is. Following in the tradition of topographical photographers such as Watkins, Atget and Adams, Gergley’s eye seeks out both the trite and the incredible in the urban landscape, lingering on those places that seem most caught between past and present. From the suburban garage at the end of the rainbow to urban agriculture and its prize bulls, Gergley’s images may resemble 19th and 20th-century folk art or genre pictures, but they are always directly linked to the language of photography. Born in Regina, Chris Gergley is a Vancouver-based photographer. He graduated from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1996.