People & Culture

Journey to Pangnirtung

  • Aug 27, 2014
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This week, photographer Rob Stimpson visited Pangnirtung, Nunavut, a community without any roads leading to it, located approximately 50 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle. The remote hamlet of around 1,325 residents sits beside a fjord, with a spectacular backdrop of majestic mountains from Auyuittuq National Park. While it was once the centre for Arctic whaling, the community now focuses on art, with Inuit artists creating prints and tapestries.

Stimpson is travelling on a 12-day One Ocean Expeditions cruise through the Northwest Passage. To see more photos from the trip, click here.

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The historic Hudson Bay Company blubber factory in Pangnirtung, Nunavut. (Photo: Rob Stimpson)
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Weaving looms inside the Art Centre in Pangnirtung, Nunavut. (Photo: Rob Stimpson)
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Printmaker Jose Ataqoyuk working at the Art Centre in Pangnirtung, Nunavut. (Photo: Rob Stimpson)
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Artist Andrew Qappik, who designed the Nunavut flag, is working on one of his prints. (Photo: Rob Stimpson)
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