Cora DeVos is a self-taught photographer originally from Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay), NU and currently based in Vermilion, AB. DeVos has been specializing in portraiture, event and wedding photography under the name Little Inuk Photography, since 2009.
DeVos primarily photographs women, finding empowerment through her lens-based practice and working with clients to bring out their self-confidence. She also works to capture Indigenous and Inuit celebrations as well as cultural activities. As she explains, “Photography has taken me on a journey and I have learned so much about myself, that I don’t think I would have come to realize if it weren’t for my craft.” DeVos was the main photographer on the Inuit Tattoo Revitalization Project, this project aims to bring about the cultural continuance of female Inuit tattooing. “When I look back through the photos, I see the reaction that the women have when they see their new facial tattoos [tunniit], and I can see their souls light up,” she explains. “The photography becomes part of the story.”
DeVos’ work has appeared in multiple magazines and newspapers. Her photography is featured heavily in the book Reawakening Our Ancestor’s Lines (2017), which documents the Inuit Tattoo Revitalization Project and the process of reclaiming a nearly lost art form. DeVos even has pieces in museums across the globe from Montreal, Peru, Finland and Poland. DeVos’ Gold Series will be featured in Chatelaine magazine’s November 2022 issue.
Date: October 21, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm
Tickets: General Museum Admission
Place: Vancouver Maritime Museum