Chris P. Sampson


Chris P. Sampson

Chris P. Sampson is a proud Labrador Inuk, 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]. Sampson is currently studying at NSCAD University in the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Fine Art program. 

About Chris P. Sampson

Medium:

Photography

Artistic Community:

Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL

Date of Birth:

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1978

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October 17, 2018 Created by: Inuit Art Foundation