Exhibition Opening of Arto Djerdjerian: Ya Ha Tinda - The Ranch & Hans P. Berkout: A Natural Solitude
Join us for a wonderful evening at the Whyte Museum as we open our Winter Exposure Exhibition, Arto Djerdjerian: Ya Ha Tinda - The Ranch & Hans P. Berkout: A Natural Solitude. We will have a charcuterie-style grazing table along with spirits for purchase. Bring your friends, and feel like you're in the big city while you browse these amazing works at this free event!
Arto Djerdjerian: Ya Ha Tinda - The Ranch
January – April 2024
Photographer Arto Djerdjerian showcases an intimate view of everyday life at the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch, where horses are wintered and trained for use by Parks Canada staff in our national mountain parks: Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, and Yoho. Djerdjerian has been photographing life at Canada's only federally owned and operated working horse ranch for six years. His work provides a window into a special place that has rarely been photographed, revealing the gritty hard work of ranch life, magnificent animals, and a stunning landscape.
Born in Cairo, Egypt to Armenian parents, Djerdjerian was raised in Montreal where he went on to study photography, practicing seriously since the age of sixteen. Living and working in Alberta since 1977, Djerdjerian has dedicated himself full-time to his practice as a photographer. He continues to expand his vision through landscape photography, from the urban worlds of New York City and Montreal to the backyard wilderness of Alberta and Wyoming.
Hans P. Berkout: A Natural Solitude
January – April 2024
A Natural Solitude features the brilliant black-and-white film photography of Hans P. Berkhout, with nature as his subject. These pieces will leave you captivated by their crisp beauty and intricate process. Each photograph displays fine detail, making evident the patience, preparation, and dedication required to execute these images.
Berkhout developed a passion for photography from his early days in Holland. A self-taught, film-based photographer, Berkhout’s main interest is black-and-white photography. He works with both large format and 35mm film, processed in a conventional wet dark room. His nature photography spans landscapes from Kananaskis to New Mexico.
He was introduced to large-format photography by the late Dr. Harry S. Thompson of Calgary. Concentrating his work on nature photography, Berkout learned from contact over the years with Al Weber, David Vestal, and Joe Englander, whom he assisted during the 2000 and 2001 Workshops West. Since 2014, he has been mentored by Paul Caponigro, one of North America’s foremost landscape photographers.