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Picturing the past can often be difficult to do. 

In order to best capture the merger of historical collections and contemporary community, the Arnaqarvik program hired Inuk photographer Cora DeVos to document the proceedings of our Taloyoak workshop. As part of this work, Cora organized a fashion show and photoshoot to better visualize the ways in which Arnaqarvik's artwork continues to resonate in the community. For several evenings, residents of Taloyoak were encouraged to try on and model collection clothing from their mothers, grandmothers, past relatives, and loved ones, breathing new life and meaning back into these outfits. The results speak profoundly to the deep relationship between past and present, and the ability of artwork to built and maintain these connections. 

Learn more about Cora's photography and artistic practice through her website and Facebook page.


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