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Arctic Bay Photography Workshop


Nurturing Business and Arts Development


“may be the first time a professional workshop has ever been offered exclusively to Nunavut photographers,” mused Arctic Bay photographer and hamlet mayor Niore Iqalukjuak. “I can’t recall another one that I’ve ever heard of. There’s been video work- shops … and workshops for other arts, but photography? I think this is the first.” The workshop was lead by Yellowknife-based professional


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photographer (and frequent above&beyond contributor), Dave Brosha, a former resident of Nunavut and a photographer who has travelled and photographed extensively Canada’s North. “When I first got the email in the autumn of 2010 asking if I


would ever be interested in conducting a photography workshop in Arctic Bay, Nunavut, not only was I intrigued — I was really excited about the opportunity to teach in what is known as one of the most beautiful communities in Canada’s Arctic — but I was really hopeful, as well, that it would work out logistically. “Having lived in Nunavut, spending two years north of Arctic Bay in the tiny


hamlet of Resolute Bay, I knew firsthand the challenges that could be faced when trying to plan something which revolved around a specific date — in conjunction with the coordination of travel for multiple people. From weather delays to the cost of travel, I knew that for the workshop to actually happen would take a lot of coordination, funding from various partners, and good old-fashioned luck.”


July/August 2011 above & beyond 9


n a beautiful spring week featuring cloudless skies and twenty-four hours of sunlight, a group of established and up-and-coming Inuit photographers came together from a number of Nunavut communities for a historic event: a professional level photography workshop. The workshop, designed to not only expand the photography skill set of the participants but the economic opportunities of the participants as well,


The Arctic Bay photography workshop ensemble.


© DAVE BROSHA


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