December 4 2021 – March 5 2022
A collection of 30 large scale images by Arto Djerdjerian were on display at the Red Deer Museum and Gallery.
For six years Arto Djerdjerian has photographed life on the ranch at Ya Ha Tinda – Canada’s only federally owned and operated working horse ranch in Canada. Through patient observation, Arto skillfully composes photographs that capture the workaday routine of the ranch – images that speak of gritty, hard work but also of magnificent animals and stunning natural surroundings.
Arto was born in Cairo, Egypt to Armenian parents. He was raised in and studied photography in Montreal. He has been photographing seriously since the age of sixteen. Living and working in Alberta since 1977, Arto Djerdjerian is dedicated full time to his practice as a photographer in Alberta. His works include special commissions, architectural, corporate, equine, and portraiture. Arto’s works hang in many private collections, corporate offices, and government buildings.
Arto’s is interested in the integration of fine art and photography. He continues to expand his vision and environment photography, from the backyard to the wilderness of Alberta to Wyoming and the urban world of New York City to Montreal.”