Capturing his legacy
Peter Pitseolak used his eyes and ears to preserve the memory of his people. An Inuit photographer, he saw the old ways passing away. Pitseolak also turned his creative energy to painting, sculpting and the collecting of oral history. His legacy is a body of work illustrating, from an Inuit perspective, northern life at the intersection of past and present.
Not all of our young people will learn the good ways, but the better ones,
the ones who care about themselves, will learn the new ways. . . . For myself,
I am sad that the Eskimo way has gone.
Peter Pitseolak, circa 1973