George Webber, RCA, has been photographing the people, landscape and urban environment of the Canadian west for over thirty-five years. The acclaimed American photographer Mary Ellen Mark describes him as “a lyrical poet with his camera.” Tobi Bruce of the Art Gallery of Hamilton characterizes Webber’s work as “Haunting, touching, evocative and enigmatic, [occupying] a place somewhere between everywhere and nowhere.”
Webber received the Alberta Centennial Medal “in recognition of outstanding service to the people and province of Alberta” in 2005. He is the recipient of numerous awards from National Magazine (Canada), including the magazine’s Gold Award for Photojournalism (2010). He has also won multiple Awards of Excellence from The Society for News Design (USA), and the International Documentary Photography Award (Korea). Webber is an elected member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
His books include Requiem, A World Within, People of The Blood, Last Call, In This Place, Prairie Gothic and Badlands. Webber’s photographs have been featured in such publications as: American Photo; Apple; Canadian Geographic; Canadian Living; GEIST; Lenswork Quarterly; Photolife; The New York Times; Reader’s Digest; and Swerve.
Webber’s photographs are found in museums and archives in Canada, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, and Australia, for example: The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography; Glenbow Museum; Museum Ludwig (Germany); Australian National Gallery (Australia); and the Bibliotheque Nationale (France). Solo exhibitions have been mounted at The Art Gallery of Calgary; Glenbow Museum (Made in Calgary); and The Whyte Museum.