“In 1968, when Russian tanks were rolling into Czechoslovakia, Yuri’s status as a “summer student” in LondonEngland
was amended to “refugee”. A year later he chanced to walk by the
Canadian consulate which looked friendly and welcoming and so, with
dreams of freedom and opportunity, Dojc eventually landed in Toronto with $6.00 in his pocket.”
decades later, Dojc has become a major player on the photographic
stage. Yuri’s clients are distinguished ad agencies and designers
throughout North America. He is known for his bold, dramatic commercial work, his whimsical American Dreams series and his sensitive black and white personal studies, a collection of which is published in a book, Marble Woman. When L’espresso, an Italian magazine, decided to create a series of books called Eros e Fotografia, they selected Yuri as one of the artists along with Robert Mapplethorpe, David Lachapelle, Man Ray, and Bill Brandt.