Almost every aspect of Inuit life has a belief attached to it: a way of showing people how to honour their values. As a self taught emerging photographer, Katherine Takpannie honours her Inuit worldview through her lens; one that is strongly grounded in social accountability and unity. To her, photography is the best medium to reclaim her identity and explore her experiences as an urban Inuk. Katherine has studied her history, culture and language, and uses her knowledge to seamlessly convey her vision and emotion. Katherine's visual language expands out from lush landscapes, to intimate self portraits, and gritty urban scenes. Takpannie's artistic practice also focuses on revealing the complexities and nuances of urban Inuit life, which includes capturing performative and political gestures of contemporary issues that Indigenous Canadians face daily. Katherine aims to help raise awareness, and bring forth important conversations through her work.
All Takpannie's works are available through her representation, Olga Korper Gallery.
Established in 1973, the Olga Korper Gallery is committed to the promotion and exhibition of Canadian and international contemporary art, both locally and internationally.