Artist Spotlight: Jimmy Manning (b. 1951)
Place: Born in Kimmirut; raised and lives in Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Nunavut
About the artist: Jimmy Manning is a self-taught Inuk photographer and an integral member of the Cape Dorset arts community. In the early 1970s he worked as a carving buyer with Kinngait Co-operative (formerly West Baffin Eskimo Co-op). He began to work with local artists and managed the printmaking studio soon after. Today he continues to act as an art-dealer, interpreter and translator for Inuit artists, while dedicating time and energy to his own photography practice. He manages the Kinngait Co-op store and is President of the Inuit Art Foundation.
Jimmy Manning, Gathering / Spring Fishing (1999-2000), photographs
About the artwork: Inspired by his grandfather, photographer Peter Pitseolak, Manning’s practice focuses on Arctic life, community and landscape. With both a narrative and documentary quality, his photos act as cultural records, like in this diptych of people gathering with snowmobiles and fishing gear. Through his lens, he captures the essence of contemporary Northern life.
Rent this artwork by Jimmy Manning for $240 per year.
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