Marshall Byrd Sterling

Toronto, ON

Marshall Byrd Sterling graduated with a BFA in photography from NSCAD in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2010. His parents met in a photography class, and, long story short, gave him one too many toy cameras as a child. He truly believes in the magic of photography, but not in actual magic. Ideas of wilderness and the environment surface recurrently in his work. Marshall Byrd is currently keeping busy living and photographing in Toronto. His work is in the permanent collection of the Beaverbrook, the provincial gallery of New Brunswick, and is in private collections across Canada, the US and Europe.

Where the Buffalo Roam

Where The Buffalo Roam combines traditional large-format landscape photography and museum dioramas to explore modern day narratives of our wildlife. Informed by sources varying from regional folklore to the pages of National Geographic, each image questions our understanding of these great mammals. Species threatened by global environmental change, marginalized by habitat loss, or relocated through repopulation efforts; here their stories are recounted as new mythology.


BFA, Photography NSCAD University, Halifax, NS.

Selected Group Exhibitions

Flash Forward 2009, Griffith Museum of Photography, Boston, MA.

Flash Forward 2009, Fotoweek, Washington DC.
Flash Forward 2009: Exhibition & Book Launch, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, ON

SNAP!, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

Photography in Print, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
Natural and Social Landscapes, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS


2009 winner, Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward Photography Competition
2008 SNAP! Stars winner
2006 Cream of MyOCAD ’06 winner


Flash Forward 2009, Magenta Foundation
SNAP! 08 - Best of Canada Edition, Exhibition Catalog

Please note: this is an abbreviated C.V.

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