Post Image presents Inuk photographer Barry Pottle, in the third installment of Moving the Landscape to Find Ground, a cycle of artist talks and artist residencies which takes place until May 2023. This series is built from a shared ambition to break open lens-based practices via the interrogation of the colonial prism through which photography exists. We are inviting conversation among all communities impacted by the colonial gaze.
Barry Pottle is an Inuk artist originally from Nunatsiavut in Labrador, now living in Ottawa, Ontario. He has worked with the Indigenous arts community for many years particularly in the city of Ottawa, which has the largest urban population of Inuit outside the North. Barry has always been interested in photography as a medium of artistic expression and as a way of exploring the world around him. Through the camera’s lens, Barry showcases the uniqueness of this community. Whether it is at a cultural gathering, family outings or the solitude of nature that photography allows, he captures the essence of Inuit life in Ottawa.