Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Artist Talk and Exhibition in Gallery Two by Canadian Photographer Pete Doherty

Mark Dummett, The Docks, Toronto, 2005
© Pete Doherty / Courtesy Stephen Bulger Gallery

PETE DOHERTY
World's Greatest


Gallery Two
Exhibition Dates
: November 5th – November 17th, 2016
Artist Talk: Saturday, November 5th, 12 noon

The Stephen Bulger Gallery is proud to present an artist talk and exhibition in Gallery Two by Canadian photographer Pete Doherty.

A former Ontario amateur boxer, Doherty will talk about how boxing brought him back around to his first love, photography, and how both boxing and photography pulled him out of years of depression. He’ll discuss juggling a 9 to 5 blue-collar job while working as a photographer and will also go into some of the processes involved in the creation of his 2013 monograph, “World’s Greatest”.

Doherty is a self-taught photographer and graduate of the Ontario College of Art who, for many years, left behind his art practice to become a successful amateur boxer
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After retiring from his amateur career, Doherty returned to the ring with his camera in hand. His work as a photojournalist is focused mainly on the fight and the people who populate that world of boxing. His photographs document the emotions, training, and politics that make up both amateur and professional fighting.

Doherty has participated in numerous exhibitions including CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival, Toronto; DUMBO Art Festival, New York City; Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto; and Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including B+W Magazine Single Image Contest – Silver Award – Sports (2005); and Toronto Star Photo Contest, First Prize - People Category (2003). Doherty’s work can also be found in numerous collections including the Portrait Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Wedge Curatorial Projects, Toronto; and many private collections. He currently lives, trains and photographs in Toronto.

Pete Doherty's artist page: www.bulgergallery.com

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