Pat is a photojournalist and visual storyteller based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, on the traditional land of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation.

He takes a documentary approach to stories about 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 Explorer, and a former mentee of the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. His work has been published by National Geographic, The New York Times, World Press Photo, The Atlantic, The Globe and Mail, and other media worldwide.

Pat is of Irish-Canadian and Algonquin Anishinaabe ancestry, and is a member of the Timiskaming First Nation.

He’s part of the photo collectives Indigenous Photograph and Boreal Collective.

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Indigenous Photograph - Member
Boreal Collective - Member
National Geographic Society - Explorer (Covid-19 Fund for Journalists and The Trebek Initiative), 2021
Royal Canadian Geographical Society - Grantee (The Trebek Initiative), 2021
World Press Photo - Joop Swart Masterclass mentee, 2020
Far North Photo Festival - Co-founder & president, 2019-present
Room Up Front - Mentor 2021/22, 2023/24

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Air Canada enRoute
Ciel Variable
Ryerson Review of Journalism

Pat Kane

Photography of Northern Canada. Based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on the traditional land of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation.
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