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Photo: Katherine Takpannie
Credit: Fred Cattroll


literary arts, performance, photography

Artistic Community:

Ottawa, ON

Date of Birth:

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Montreal, QC




Katherine Takpannie is an artist and writer currently based in Ottawa, ON. Takpannie works primarily with photography that she uses to capture performative and political gestures, often set against natural and built environments, including intimate portraits of women. In March 2018, Takpannie captured photos of Nunavut Sivuniksavut (NS) students who staged a Pro Seal Hunt Rally on Parliament Hill–a hybrid fashion show, dance performance and protest. Takpannie is also a graduate of the NS program. In 2020, she was a recipient of the Scotiabank NewGen Photography Award.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Ottawa-based Inuk artist wins prestigious photography award November 25, 2020 Jessica Maestre
Ottawa-based Inuk photographer wins big award October 21, 2020 Lynn Saxberg
Ottawa photographer wins National Art Gallery award October 15, 2020 Peter Szperling


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Kaleidoscope: 2018 Additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection Dec 2018 - Jan 2019 City Hall Art Gallery
Getting Under Our Skin May - Sept 2018 Art Gallery of Guelph


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Scotiabank New Generation Photography Award October 2020 Scotiabank
Scotiabank New Generation Photography Award Longlist Nominee March 2020 Scotiabank

Public Collections

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Collection Location
City of Ottawa Art Collection Ottawa, ON, Canada