Webber, George

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George Webber was born in Drumheller, Alberta in 1952. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta in 1973, and a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University in 1974. After graduation, he wrote scripts for technical and education films. Webber then worked as a television producer for the University of Calgary, continuing to photograph in his free time. Following his work at the University of Calgary, Webber worked as Medical, Education, and Public Affairs Photographer at the Calgary General Hospital. While working at the hospital, he also taught at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). He eventually became Co-Coordinator for SAIT's Continuing Education Division, teaching photography and darkroom courses. Webber has received numerous awards for his photographs, including the Ford of Canada Photographic Grand Prix in 1992 and a silver award from National Magazine Awards in 2002. His work has appeared in numerous galleries and museums including the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, the Muttart Public Art Gallery, the Edmonton Art Gallery, the Alberta College of Art, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Australian National Gallery, Museum Ludwig (Germany), and the Bibliotheque Nationale. In 1999 George Webber elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

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