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Chris P. Sampson

Chris P. Sampson is a documentary photographer born and raised in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL, and currently based in Kingston, ON. He studied photography in British Columbia before returning to Nunatsiavut to pursue his practice. From the majestic Torngat Mountains and aerial scenes of vast landscapes to civic architecture and time-lapse imagery, his photos contribute to a growing visual record of the history of Nunatsiavut. In 2007, Sampson was selected by the federal government alongside 13 other photographers to travel across the country to capture daily life in Indigenous communities [1]. His photograph Untitled, Kuujjuaq (2008) comes from this project and shows a quotidian moment at the steamy indoor pool in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, QC. Simultaneously mundane and playful, his photographs illustrate modern day life in the North [2].



Citations/Footnotes

1. Heather Igloliorte, "Ryan Winters," in SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut (St. John's, NL: Goose Lane Editions, 2017), 131-134.
2. Ibid.