Prairie Gothic

George Webber’s poignant black-and-white photographs transport us into the forgotten, unknowable communities of the Canadian prairies. Throughout the journey, we’re confronted by the mysterious particulars of life, death, landscape and faith. Intimate portraits and the hard facts of the place are woven together to create a body of work that is by turns inspiring, consoling and sometimes achingly sad. Individually, these works startle and challenge. As a collection, they represent a photographer’s decades-long meditation on the ever-changing face of the Canadian West.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Prairie Gothic 1
Dedication 6
Prairie Gothic 8
Every Picture Tells a Story 18
Photos 30
George Webber Chronology 190
Acknowledgements 192
Technical Note 192
Copyright 193