BEGINNING IN 2014, I have travelled at least once a year to Nunavik, the homeland of the Inuit of Quebec, on assignment for Air Inuit, the Inuit-owned airline linking one community to the next, documenting positive forces in most of the fourteen communities. During these travels, in an attempt to move away from the usual romantic and folkloric notions with which southerners have traditionally portrayed the North, I’ve also created a body of work representing my personal experience within the Inuit community.
Using symbolism, and taking into account the historical and current context of colonization, various themes of recorded history and contemporary life in the North are subtly brought to the forefront through collaborative image making with the people I have met in the various communities. Focusing on the idea of contrasts, which permeates my experience of the North, the work combines a documentary approach with the visual language of dreams.
Noah & Elijah Annahatak
Valerie & Annie Lock
Thanks also to everyone I've met along the way and with whom I've shared some time up North. <3