He takes a documentary approach to stories about people and life in Northern Canada with a special focus on issues important to Indigenous people, including the relationship between land and identity.
Pat is a National Geographic Society grantee, a Royal Canadian Geographical Society grantee, and an alumni of the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass.
He is the co-founder and president of the Far North Photo Festival — a platform to help elevate the work of visual storytellers across the Arctic. He’s also a mentor with Room Up Front, which is a mentorship program for emerging BIPOC Canadian photojournalists.
Pat identifies as mixed Indigenous/settler as a proud Algonquin Anishinaabe member of the Timiskaming First Nation (Quebec).
He’s part of the photo collectives Indigenous Photograph and Boreal Collective.
Please visit www.patkanephoto.com to see more of Pat’s work. We donate 10% of Pat’s scarf sales to charity, and he has chosen to support the Yellowknife Women’s Society (www.ykws.ca)