Celebrated American photographer Larry Fink is known for his black-and-white images of people in candid social situations. One of his most admired series is his late-1980s “Boxing Portfolio,” where he captured the subculture of boxing through its champions and challengers, its gyms, rings, locker rooms, as well as the many fascinating people who populate this world. A great admirer of Fink’s work is Fredericton photographer Gary Weekes, who is equally a fan of boxing. During the pandemic, Weekes was engaged to photograph the activity and athletes of the Fredericton Boxing Club. His black-and white images are equally poignant, insightful, and sympathetic to the subjects’ determination, sweat, and struggle. The powerful images of both artists will face off against each other in the Beaverbrook ring. The winner is up to you.
Co-curated by John Leroux and Gary Weekes and organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.