Photo: Jimmy Manning


drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture/carving, stone

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.




Jimmy Manning is an artist based out of Kinngait, NU. His primary medium is photography, though he has also produced drawings, prints and carvings. He is grandson to Peter Pitseolak, a photographer who was Manning's earliest inspiration. Mannings photographs explore daily life in his community, documenting landscapes and gatherings of family and friends. He was a former manager of the Kinngait Studios and is former member of the Inuit Art Foundation Board of Directors. Manning's photographs are included in the collections of the Canadian Museum of History and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Past and Future at the West Baffin Eskimo Co-Op April/May 2019 Beth Brown
South Baffin's Jimmy Manning documents his surroundings through words and photos, earns "Unsung Hero" medal November 22, 2017 Derek Neary
30 Artists to Know: Jimmy Manning Fall 2017 Barry Pottle


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
#nofilterneeded Nov 2019 - Jan 2020 University of Lethbridge Art Gallery
#nofilterneeded Apr - May 2019 Thunder Bay Art Gallery
#nofilterneeded October 2018 Indigenous Art Centre


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Silver for One of a Kind Storytelling 2018 National Magazine Awards
Inuit Art Foundation Board of Directors 2014-2017 Inuit Art Foundation

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Canada Council Art Bank Ottawa, ON, Canada
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau, QC, Canada
Indigenous Art Collection at Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada Gatineau, QC, Canada

Edit History

January 29, 2018 Updated by: Rebecca Gray
September 14, 2017 Created by: Carter Fredericks de Araujo