Since 2014, Montreal-based photographer Alexi Hobbs (previously featured here), has traveled at least once per year to Nunavik, homeland of the Inuit of Quebec, on assignment for Air Inuit, documenting positive forces in most of the fourteen communities. “During these travels, in an attempt to move away from the usual romantic and folkloric notions with which southerners have traditionally portrayed the North, I’ve also created a body of work representing my personal experience within the Inuit community,” he explains.
The resulting series, “Nunavik,” is an intimate portrait of the landscape and its inhabitants. Hobbs elaborates: “Using symbolism, and taking into account the historical and current context of colonization, various themes of recorded history and contemporary life in the North are subtly brought to the forefront through collaborative image making with the people I have met in the various communities. Focusing on the idea of contrasts, which permeates my experience of the North, the work combines a documentary approach with the visual language of dreams.”
See more from “Nunavik” below!