Grande Prairie area photojournalist Jesse Boily will display an assortment of photographs from the region at the Beaverlodge Art & Cultural Centre beginning July 24.  

The exhibition captures the news stories from the City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie, Sexsmith, Hythe, Beaverlodge, and Wembley.

Jesse Boily: One Year Back explores Jesse’s first year moving back to the Peace region as he documented the area through a photojournalistic lens.  

In 2021, Jesse took over 60,000 photographs.  “I hope viewers look at these images and know they have not been edited beyond the scope of ethics in photojournalism. It is an honour and privilege to tell these stories and capture these moments.”

He has recently won national awards for his photos. His photograph of a cattle drive near La Glace, Alberta, had recently gained national attention when it placed second in the Feature category for the News Photographers Association of Canada’s 2021 Pictures of the Year awards. 

Jesse Boily: One Year Back is on view at the Beaverlodge Art & Cultural Centre beginning on Sunday, July 24 until August 25, 2022