Ned Pratt, NL
Ned Pratt is a Canadian photographer based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He worked as a freelance photo editor for the Sunday Express, a newspaper published in Newfoundland from 1989-1991. In subsequent years his work appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail, Canadian Geographic, and the Financial Post.
His photography has been exhibited at the former Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, PREFIX Photo, the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival (2012) and in Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North America at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (touring from 2012–16). Ned holds the 2017 Large Year Award from Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador for Excellence in the Visual Arts. His work has been written about in various publications, including Canadian Art, CBC Arts, Momus, and Mason Journal.
Ned’s photographs are held in major public and corporate collections across Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia, including the Ford Motor Company of Canada‘s Photographic Collection at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Department of External Affairs in Ottawa, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and The Rooms.
His work was recently on exhibition at the Nova Scotia Art Gallery, showcasing a decade of his photography. This exhibition named “One Wave” was organized by the ROOMS in Newfoundland, highlighted his aesthetic style in a formal conversation.
Ned graduated with a BA in Art History from Acadia University then moved on to the University of British Columbia to study architecture. He returned to eastern Canada and earned a BFA in Photography at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.