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Why Taqralik Partridge Refocused on Home During COVID-19

Intermural: Between the walls

Jul 23, 2021
by Taqralik Partridge

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have spread far and wide, changing the way we live, work and create. It has forced us to go inwards, physically and spiritually, as we reposition ourselves in a world turned upside down. A year on, we asked four Inuit photographers what the pandemic has meant for them in their personal life and their practice. In her own words and photographs, Ottawa, ON based artist Taqralik Partridge invites us into her world:


Taqralik Partridge
So good restaurant (2021) Digital photograph

I’m really fortunate that I have been able to work with other artists from a distance during the pandemic. At the same time, the pandemic has given me permission to focus on my immediate surroundings.

I think my ideas about the value of
small things have been reinforced.


Taqralik Partridge
Mess on the counter (2020) Digital photograph

These times have also shown that people are much more important than things. I already knew this, but it has been underscored over the past year. The small amount of time I have been able to be with people outside my household has truly been a treasure. 


Taqralik Partridge
Bisk on quarantine day two (2020) Digital photograph


Taqralik Partridge
Outside shoppers on bank (2021) Digital photograph

It’s also been really good to be at home.


Taqralik Partridge
15 December 2020 (2020) Digital photograph

This Feature was originally published in the Summer 2021 issue of the Inuit Art Quarterly.

Read and see the photos from the rest of the series: 

How an Inuit Photographer Found Comfort Inside During a Global Pandemic



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