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
30 Artists to Know: Jimmy Manning Fall 2017 Barry Pottle
Tribute: Annie Pootoogook (1969 – 2016) Winter 2016 Jimmy Manning
Interview: Jimmy Manning Winter 2016 Erin Yunes


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Arctic Exposure: Photographs of Canada’s North May - June 2014 McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Landscape 2013 McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Arctic Spirit: Canadian Inuit Sculpture June-Sept 2000 Boise State University


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

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