Pat Kane is a photographer in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. He takes a documentary approach to stories about people, life, and the environment in Northern Canada, with a special focus on Indigenous issues, and the relationship between land and identity.
Kane is a grantee of the National Geographic Society’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists, and an alumni of the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. He’s part of the photo collectives Indigenous Photograph and Boreal Collective.
Kane offers training opportunities to promising photographers in rural Northern communities, and 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, a program for emerging BIPOC Canadian photojournalists. He identifies as mixed Indigenous/settler as a proud Algonquin Anishinaabe member of the Timiskaming First Nation (Quebec).
Pat Kane’s project Here is Where We Shall Stay focuses on how Dene people in the Northwest Territories of Northern Canada are moving towards meaningful self-determination by resetting the past atrocities of settler colonization.Learn More