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Vast photo collection depicts life in Nunavut from the 1950s-’80s

Kivalliq News | October 14, 2020

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Gabriel Gely played an important part in promoting Inuit art for almost three decades. His roles included that of craft supervisor and area administrator, co-op manager in Sanirajak and Kanngiqtugaapik, artist, and photographer. Kathyrn Knowles and Susan Howe donated a collection of his images, which depict life in various northern communities, to the Archives & Special Collections Department at the University of Manitoba in 2014. According to Michael Shouldice, who is a past president of Nunavut Arctic College, Gely "was just a fabulous human being and he painted or took pictures of everything he saw. His portraits were just unbelievable. They have some of his portraits hanging in the Co-op here in Rankin, and I don’t think they really realize what they have in them." 

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