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Wall Fiction features a private consignment of Phil Bergerson's photographic prints currently listed for sale.

Toronto-based Phil Bergerson has been photographing and exhibiting internationally for over 35 years. He has been awarded several Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council grants and his photographs have been published in The New Yorker and The New York Times MagazinesToronto Life and The Walrus.

The American social and cultural landscape captivated Bergerson's interest while on a sabbatical from teaching at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). The focus of his work would turn to the mundane and the everyday; signs, display windows, hand-painted murals and graffiti found in cities and towns across the United States.

The pursuit of the "American Dream" become a big part of his photography career. The works featured on Wall Fiction are from his series in New York City.

Bergerson was a noted artist in the 2022 Scotiabank Photography Award, Canada's largest and most prestigious annual peer-nominated and reviewed prize for lens-based art.

"Phil Bergerson set the tone for both students and young artists in Toronto's photography scene during the 70's and 80's... Phil nurtured an expansive perspective about looking at art and making art. The international array of photographers, curators and critics he brought to Toronto helped me and my peers broaden our horizons and move past our provincial views about the art world."

-Ed Burtynsky, Photographer, Phil Bergerson: Retrospective 

Bergerson's work can be found in many significant public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Bibliotheque National in Paris, and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography.

Phil Bergerson is currently represented by Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto. His critically acclaimed book, Phil Bergerson: Retrospective (Higdon & Snyder, 2020, Daylight Community Arts Foundation), is available online at book retailers.