The Qatiktalik (Fullerton Harbour) Photo Narrative Project

The Qatiktalik (Fullerton Harbour) Photo Narrative ProjectGeraldine Moodie, Group of Inuit men and boys on D.G.S. "Arctic", Prefontaine Harbour, Quebec, 1905, Collection of Glenbow

Between 1903 and 1909, Douglas and Geraldine Moodie extensively photographed the inhabitants and surroundings of Fullerton Harbour, Churchill, Manitoba and other areas in the North. In 2015, Glenbow received an extraordinary donation from the descendants of the Moodies in the form of almost 500 vintage negatives (including glass plates, nitrate and lantern slides), as well as the photographers' diaries, reports, and photo registers.

Through these records, we have learned about the Moodie`s experiences and their impressions of the Inuit people they photographed. Thanks to the photographers` journals, we have the names of many of their photographic subjects - but what is missing are the perspectives of the people themselves. The goal of this project is to collect stories and remembrances about the people in the photographs from relatives and descendants in the communities where they were from. These stories and perspectives will be added to Glenbow Museum's archives and included with the publicly available database of the photographs.

From September 26 to the second week of October 2018, Glenbow Indigenous Studies Curator Joanne Schmidt will visit five communities in Nunavut as well as Churchill, Manitoba with albums of digital prints, photo books and digital images. Communities are invited to share any stories, perspectives, impressions or oral histories related to these images.

Hundreds of digital photos will be available for viewing through slideshows and on laptop. Photo books and albums of digital prints will be available for viewing at each stop. A photo book of over 100 images and a USB with hundreds of images will be left in each community for continued use by community members. An album of digital prints will be left in Chesterfield Inlet, the smallest community (just around 437 people) and the one most connected to the images.

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Itinerary

September 25 - 27
Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre, Iqaluit

September 29
Angmarlik Visitor Centre, Pangniqtuuq

October 3 - 5
Kivalliq Regional Visitor Centre, Rankin Inlet

October 6 - 8
Jessie Oonark Centre, Baker Lake

October 11 - 12
Chesterfield Inlet Hamlet Office, Chesterfield Inlet

October 15
Parks Canada Visitor Centre, Churchill

Geraldine Moodie, <em>Two Inuit women near Churchill, Manitoba</em>, 1906, Collection of Glenbow Douglas Moodie, <em>Royal North-West Mounted Police dog team pulling sled</em>, Fullerton Harbour, Nunavut. March 1905, Collection of Glenbow

Geraldine Moodie, Two Inuit women near Churchill, Manitoba, 1906, Collection of Glenbow
Douglas Moodie, Royal North-West Mounted Police dog team pulling sled, Fullerton Harbour, Nunavut. March 1905, Collection of Glenbow

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