Bulger Gallery Press is pleased to present, World’s
Greatest, a publication that features 60 photographs
by Pete Doherty and essays by Stephen Brunt, Jim
Christy and Larry Fink.
Doherty is a self-taught photographer and graduate
of the Ontario College of Art, who, for many years,
left behind the world of art to become a boxer. After
retiring from his amateur career, Doherty returned
to the ring with his camera in hand. His photographs
primarily document the boxing world in Ontario and
New York State, but are representative of professional
and amateur boxing throughout North America. The
images not only focus on the sport of boxing, but also
on the people and personalities that populate that
world. His photographs document the emotions and
physical challenges of training, fighting, and the win or
loss. They also address the politics that make up both
amateur and professional fighting.
Doherty has participated in numerous solo and group
exhibitions. His work can be found at the Portrait
Gallery of Canada—Library and Archives Canada,
Ottawa, and Wedge Curatorial Projects, Toronto, as
well as in many private collections. He currently
lives, trains, and photographs in Toronto.
A selection of the photographs from World’s
Greatest will be exhibited in Gallery Two at the
Stephen Bulger Gallery from May 30 to June 15.