/ 2023 / Fine Art / Architecture

Prairie Dreams

Prairie Dreams is a series documenting the vanishing man made structures of the Canadian Prairies. Marc Koegel has been traveling and photographing the Prairies for more than 15 years. Ever year, an increasing number of buildings become abandoned, fall into disrepair and ultimately vanish completely. And with them, a part of the local history also disappears.

Born in Germany, Marc first went to Canada in 1996 to earn an Economics degree. He has been seriously involved with photography ever since he was given his father's camera and darkroom setup at the age of 12. His black and white long exposure landscapes and architectural photographs have been widely exhibited and have won numerous international awards such as the IPA, PX3, Spider Awards and Epson Pano Awards. Marc also teaches workshops around the world.

Awards I have won several international awards including Gold from PX3, IPA, Epson Pano Awards, ND Awards, Spider Awards, Moscow Photo Awards and Critical Mass. My photography has been exhibited in 50+ exhibitions in Vancouver and internationally.