Ernest Cadegan, Photographer

Ernest began photographing in the early seventies but set this aside as his career became busy. In the early nineties, Ernest picked up a camera again. In 1995 he became involved with Miksang, which is a Buddhist approach to photography. He practiced that for about three years.


In 2004, he became serious about selling his work and has worked to make it more available to the public. Nearly ten years later Ernest is a successful artist and has become well known for his iconic images of rural landscape primarily from the Annapolis Valley.


He is represented throughout the Maritimes in a number of galleries, and in retail shops specializing in arts and crafts. Ernest is a juried member of the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council.


Ernest has been the official photographer for Uncommon Common Art since its inception in 2008.


Personal Statement

“I more or less practice the

photography of place and, for the most part, I photograph what I see in the ordinary course of my life.”