Born in 1947 – Toronto, ON, Canada. Currently lives and works in Toronto.

Phil Bergerson has been photographing and exhibiting internationally for over 35 years. His work can be found in many significant public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography. He has been awarded several Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council grants and his photographs have been published in The New Yorkerand TheNew York Times Magazineas well as in Toronto Lifeand Walrus. His critically acclaimed book, Shards of Americawas published in 2004 by the New York Publisher – Quantuck Lane Press. Now Professor Emeritus, Bergerson taught photography at Ryerson University from 1975 until his retirement in 2005. There he received many awards including the prestigious Sahota Award for excellence in teaching and creative research. His influential organizational achievements include the establishment of the annual international “Kodak Lecture Series”, a National Conference on Photography in Canada, (“Canadian Perspectives”), and the first International Symposium on Photographic Theory. He also established and directed severalphotographic study trips to Europe and Asia. His most recent book is American Artifacts published by BlackDog Press London England, in association with the Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, Canada. The book was launched at the opening of Bergerson’s exhibition “Emblems and Remnants of the American Dream” at the RIC.


National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Bibliothéque Nationale, Paris, France
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Canada
ARTISANworks, Rochester, N.Y., USA
Portland Museum, Portland Oregon, USA
The Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Art Bank of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, University of Guelph, Guelph ON, Canada
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie Ontario, Canada
Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Shadai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Bank of Montreal Financial Group, Corporate Art Collection, Toronto, Canada
The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Banff School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, Canada
Frederick Sommer Collection, Prescott, Arizona, U.S.A.
Carlton University Collection, Ottawa, Canada
Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto
St. Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON, Canada
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
White Mountain Academy of the Arts, Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada
Elliot Lake Art Centre, Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada

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