Hot Young Inuk by Pascale Arpin
Hot Young Inuk is a series of seemingly mundane moments in the lives of young Inuit men and the landscape they call home: images that offer a glimpse neither into the mystical romance of the Arctic, nor into its tragically glaring social problems, but instead into the “new ordinary”, that is, into the reality of being a young Inuk within a rapidly changing context. One must approach these images not in search of spectacle or artifice, but with an eye for the subtle clues that, through their deceivingly simple appearance, reveal the unique complexity of young adulthood in the North—an experience fundamentally marked by an on-going tension between lackluster and vibrancy. As sociological as it is personal, Hot Young Inuk offers a contemporary glimpse into a rapidly changing reality.
This perfect-bound publication features the forty portraits and landscapes that make up the Hot Young Inuk series, as well as an essay by Pascale Arpin in English and Inuktitut.