Gabriel Gély’s Arctic Photographs Donated to the University of Manitoba – UM Today

Gabriel Gély’s Arctic Photographs Donated to the University of Manitoba – UM Today

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by ahnationtalk on December 16, 202059 Views


December 16, 2020 —

Gabriel Gély (1924-2020) is best known for his artistic portrayals of Arctic life and for his outstanding contribution to the development and promotion of Inuit art. Until recently, few knew about Gély’s passion for photography and his assemblage of images. A Parisian by birth, Gély resided in northern communities for over 30 years.

Recognizing the significance of this collection, Dr. Shelley Sweeney, recently retired Head of the University of Manitoba Libraries, Archives & Special Collections, collaborated with Gabriel Gély, his wife Dorothy Myhal Gély, and private collectors Kathyrn Knowles and Susan Howe to facilitate its acquisition by the University of Manitoba.

Read More: https://news.umanitoba.ca/gabriel-gelys-arctic-photographs-donated-to-the-university-of-manitoba/

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