Photo: Jimmy Manning


digital, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture/carving, stone

Artistic Community:

Kinngait, 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.

24 February 1951



Born in 1951 in Kimmirut, Manning’s family moved to Kinngait while he was an infant. Manning is mainly a self-taught photographer, exploring the world around him and capturing his culture and day-to-day life in the north. His photographs of landscapes, as well as his family and friends, create a great sense of community. In 1972, Manning began his career as a carving buyer at the Kinngait Co-operative (West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative). A significant influence in developing this Co-op, Manning worked with artists as the manager of the printmaking studio. For over thirty years, he has been a representative of the Inuit art community. Currently, Manning on the board of the Inuit Art Foundation. Manning's photographs have been displayed in numerous art collections, including those 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
Tribute: Annie Pootoogook (1969 – 2016) Winter 2016 Jimmy Manning
Interview: Jimmy Manning Winter 2016 Erin Yunes
Jimmy Manning: Cape Dorset Photographer Winter 2000 Amy Adams


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


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Inuit Art Foundation Board of Directors 2014-2017 Inuit Art Foundation

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau, QC, Canada
McMichael Canadian Art Collection Kleinburg, ON, Canada

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