The GOLD speaker series intended for youth, adult and senior audiences who are interested in art and learning about Inuit history and culture. In this series, Inuit artists and educators will share their individual work and speak about different Inuit cultural practices and traditions. This series is connected to the Vancouver Maritime Museum’s newest photography exhibit, Souls Ignited by Inuk artist, Cora DeVos.

This is the last session of the GOLD Series. For the last session, Cora DeVos, the artist who inspired this series and is behind the work presented in the Souls Ignited Exhibition, will lead an “Introduction to Portrait Photography” workshop for 19+ participants at the Vancouver Maritime Museum.

The workshop will begin with a short presentation by Cora on the work exhibited in Souls Ignited. We will learn about Cora’s process of taking the photos and find out more about the inspiration and reasons for these photographs. Following this, students will learn the basic steps of how to take portrait photographs including motion and angles, and then practice the techniques they have learned by taking photos of each other in different environments (inside and outside). To participate in this workshop, you will only need to bring a device that can take pictures (phones will work too)! 

Schedule of the day

· 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Self-Guided tour of the museum

· 1:00pm – 1:15pm: Hello and Welcome/Drinks and snacks are served

· 1:15pm – 1:30pm: Presentation by Cora on her work in Souls Ignited

· 1:30pm – 4:00pm: Hands on learning about portrait photography

· 4:00pm – 4:30pm: Wrap Up & Discussion

*This is a 19+ event as alcohol will be available to participants! Beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks and small snacks are included in the price of the workshop ticket. Limit 2 free drinks per person. Also included in the workshop ticket is the cost of admission.


CAD50 + tax

About Cora

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  has her pieces in museums across the globe in Montreal, Peru, Finland and Poland.