Post Image presents Inuk photographer Barry Pottle, in the third installment of Moving the Landscape to Find Ground, a cycle of artist talks and artist residencies which takes place until May 2023. This series is built from a shared ambition to break open lens-based practices via the interrogation of the colonial prism through which photography exists. We are inviting conversation among all communities impacted by the colonial gaze.
How can you participate? Join us in person or online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube.
"I am an Inuk artist originally Labrador (Rigolet, Nunatsiavut) now living in Ottawa, Ontario. I have been interested in photography as a medium of artistic expression and as a way of exploring the world around him. Living in Ottawa, which has the largest urban population of Inuit outside the North, Although I have been able to stay connected to the greater Inuit community, COVID and life has challenged that view over the past few years but through the camera’s Len, I showcase the uniqueness of the community. Whether it is at a cultural gathering, family outings or the solitude of nature that photography allows, he captures the essence of Inuit life in Ottawa.
My formal education was through a multidisciplinary approach and my path as a self-taught, independent artist was built upon that multidisciplined approach and that variety in academic teachings coupled with life experience, practices, values, knowledge, self-teachings, perseverance, and a steadfast desire and push towards helping build a foundation for Contemporary Urban Inuit Art Photography."