Fort Chimo, 1979
B&W photo essay of Fort Chimo (now Kuujjuaq) in Nunavik (arctic Quebec).
Except for one, all taken with 2¼ twin-lens reflex cameras (scanned from 8x10 prints).
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The season of long nights in Fort Chimo.
[ night-1 ]
Friends in an old military jeep.
[ jeep ]
Motorcycle in early winter.
[ motocycle ]
Discarded reading material in the Fort Chimo dump.
[ arctic-dump ]
The Anglican Church's long persence in Fort Chimo.
[ anglican ]
A syllabic prayer in Inuktitut.
[ church ]
A light for the long nights.
[ light ]
A scene from inside Arctic Traveller's Hotel. It burnt down a short time after this photograph was taken.
[ arctic-travellers-hotel ]
The quintessential quonset hut left over from the military.
[ quonset-hut ]
Arctic Laundry. This photo is actually from a neighbouring community further up the Ungava Coast from Fort Chimo.
[ laundry ]
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