An inspired collaboration which intertwines photographs and Inuit stories to weave a portrait of life in northern Labrador
“TautukKonik / Looking Back shows the strength of our culture. It shows the strength of family and family connection. It was strong, the way that we lived. Our culture was strong, our language was strong. And this book shows that.”
— Julius (Joe) Dicker, Nain AngajukKâk / Mayor
“The black-and-white photos themselves are part portrait, part documentary, and each shows an interconnectedness between Inuit, land, water and non-human animal.”
— Erin Morton, Atlantic Books Today
TautukKonik | Looking Back is a collaborative portrait of a time of change for Inuit in northern Labrador. Using repatriated photographs of Inuit life taken by Candace Cochrane between 1969 and 1986, a group of Inuit from Nain and Hopedale called the “Nunatsiavut Creative Group” joined with Andrea Procter and Candace Cochrane to combine the images with Inuit recollections in both Inuktitut and English. Together, they created an inspired portrait of time and place.
Nunatsiavut Creative Group:
Peggy Andersen • Julius Dicker • Rutie Dicker • Minnie Gear • Jade Holwell • Beverly Hunter • Maria Merkuratsuk • Levi Noah Nochasak • Sue Webb • Fran Williams • Katie Winters