Richard Harrington 1911-2005

The Inuit called him "Adderiorli" -the man with a box-on Harrington's more than 3,500 miles on six separate dog-sled journeys from 1948-1953 documenting the Inuit way of life in the Canadian Arctic.


It was on his fourth trip to the Arctic that he traveled to Padlei, a remote settlement about 200 kilometres north-west of Arviat where he encountered the Padleimiut during a time of starvation when the caribou, their primary source of food, had not followed their usual migratory path.


Richard Harrington lived in Toronto for more than seventy years. He traveled in more than 120 countries and his work has appeared in Life, Look, National Geographic, Paris Match, Der Stern, and Parade Magazine.