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BIOGRAPHY

George Barr was born in Glasgow , Scotland , raised in Edmonton and attended U of Alberta for his degree and medical school. Barr began practicing photography at the age of 12, working out of his bathroom. Throughout high school and university he was involved with newspaper and yearbook work and did commercial assignments on the side. It wasn't until 2003 though that he decided after attending a workshop that his work should be shown. For the last two years he has been selling his photographs in Calgary with considerable success. Barr has had no formal training in photography - rather the school of hard knocks.

George Barr's most recent project has been landscape and architecture work for Mount Royal College in Calgary .

His fine art photographs have sold to an widely international audience in North and South America , Austarlia , South Africa , U.K. , Germany and France

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am a 56 year old family physician with an even longer history of being a photographer. For most of my life it has been entirely black and white landscape photography but with the switch to digital, I have become more and more interested in colour work and have become more abstract in the kind of work I do, developing a stronger personal style and expanding my interest to include new subjects.

For me it's all about creating a photograph. There are lots of photographers who shoot the grand landscape in dramatic light. I prefer to take the raw material in nature or in structures and use them to make an image. If in doing so I am able to show you something you have previously ignored, or not thought interesting until I showed it to you, I have achieved my goal

 

CV

Education

1978 CCFP ( Canadian College of Family Physiscians)

1976 M.D. University Of Alberta

Exhibitions

2005 Group Show, Photo Space 4, Calgary

         Group Show, Photo Space 4, Calgary

2004 Group Show, Photo Space 4, Calgary

         Solo Exhibition, Mezanine Gallery, U of Calgary , Calgary

         Group Show, Photo Space 4, Calgary

Publications

'Black And White Photography' magazine - Sept. 2004 - images of the Alberta Badlands

'Lenswork' magazine - March 2005 - industrial black and white images

'Black and White' magazine - 2006 - one of 15 winning porfolios published in the Portfolio Annual

'Focus' magazine - July 2006 - 4 colour images published.

Related

 Barr runs a successful photography Blog called Behind the Lense