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Peter Pitseolak

 (1902 - 1973)
Peter Pitseolak was active/lived in Nunavut / Canada.  Peter Pitseolak is known for Inuit art, pioneering photography.

Biography   Peter Pitseolak


Peter Pitseolak (1902-1973) was an Inuit artist, historian, and pioneer photographer. He spent most of his life in traditional camps near Cape Dorset (Kingait) on the southwest coast of Baffin Island, in present-day Nunavut.

During his lifetime, the North was experiencing immense social change - from nomadic living to permanent settlements, from close family structures to formal social registration, from kayaks and spears to skidoos and rifles.

Concerned that much of the traditional knowledge - hunting techniques, stories, and myths - would be forgotten by his grandchildren's generation, Pitseolak used the camera to document a vanishing way of life.

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