At the very beggining of our collaboration (Fall 2019), this artistic workshop aimed to activate the dialogue between the partners by showing what is important in the Kangiqsualujuammiut eyes.
This photographic project was carried out by a group of amazing students and teachers from Ulluriaq School – sharing what makes them proud or happy in their community.
Twenty disposable cameras were shared among students and teachers, engaging together an introspective journey about their community. A few weeks later, the developed films were back in Kangiqsualujjuaq for a reading beyond the photographic diaries. The talented photographers revealed some key details behind their intentions. They illustrate the importance of friendship and family, of connecting with the Land, of exploring things in their own way – revealing in doing so their unique point of view.
In order of appearance :
My friend went to caribou hunting – Lane
We are in the Land and at the beach – Martin
This is my sister in the picture – Mathew
It’s a community boat. I like it because anybody who wants to go out can use it – Travis
George River’s cemetery, set against the background of the moutains. It’s peaceful and awe-inspiring at the same time – Monica
A woman carries her child in a special made parka called an Amauti – Gillian
Children at Ulluriaq Kativik – Nancy
On the way back to the new houses – Danny Jr
Everyone goes berry picking during the summer – Sarah
This is little Daniel. His mother brought him to school with her. He’s enjoying an orange – Lane
I like this picture because a student is enjoying his way back to school – Monica
It’s where I live and it’s where my son lives – Sarah
My Grandpa’s made it, it’s his hoomie – Rebecca
I had a good time with my friend that day – Imaapik
Traditional Kayak in classroom – Steven
The contact with water – Nathan
The view is nice when we go to that spot – Travis
It’s behind the airport. The light was beautiful – Willis
Five star hotel – Nancy
There are a lot of dogs in town, so this picture represents George River – Aloupa
I love to play hockey – Kathy
Nakurmiik to all the young artists involved! And to our beloved Nancy Etok for guiding them. These photos and words continue to nurture or hearts and minds.