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“Nunavik” by Photographer Alexi Hobbs

“Nunavik” by Photographer Alexi Hobbs

"Nunavik" by Photographer Alexi Hobbs

Since 2014, Montreal-based photographer Alexi Hobbs (beforehand featured right here), has traveled at the very least as soon as per yr to Nunavik, homeland of the Inuit of Quebec, on task for Air Inuit, documenting constructive forces in many of the fourteen communities. “Throughout these travels, in an try to maneuver away from the standard romantic and folkloric notions with which southerners have historically portrayed the North, I’ve additionally created a physique of labor representing my private expertise throughout the Inuit group,” he explains.

The ensuing collection, “Nunavik,” is an intimate portrait of the panorama and its inhabitants. Hobbs elaborates: “Utilizing symbolism, and bearing in mind the historic and present context  of colonization, varied themes of recorded historical past and modern life  within the North are subtly dropped at the forefront by way of collaborative picture  making with the folks I’ve met within the varied communities. Specializing in  the thought of contrasts, which permeates my expertise of the North, the work  combines a documentary strategy with the visible language of goals.”

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