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PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE YEAR

Vernissage: 3rd of March 2012, Gerðarsafn (Kópavogur)

Press photos should reflect the situation in every society at any given time. That’s why I’m always a bit excited when the “Press photo of the year award” in Iceland is announced but Kópavogur art museum (Gerðarsafn) annually houses the event.

According to the selected committee, these pictures stood out in certain categories last year.

Category: “Daily Life” / Eyþór Árnason

Category: “Magazine photo of the year” / Kristinn Magnússon

Category: “Portrait picture of the year” / Rakel Ósk Sigurðardóttir

Category: “Sport photo of the year” / Kristinn Magnússon

Photographs belong to the photographers

For society critics and other thinkers it can be curious to compare the emphasis and trends in press photography between nations. I went to the “Swedish press photo award” last year in Stockholm and now this year in Iceland. At first sight, these two closely related countries seems to have almost nothing in common when it comes to media’s photo coverage. The Swedish press photos mirrors multicultural society, while the geographical isolation of Iceland seems to affect the Icelanders approach to press photography — sometimes in a very positive way.

Anyhow, I have to admit that I’m quite impressed how many Icelandic photographers have gained reputation and respect internationally — especially since most photographers of this country have to travel abroad to get their education. Examples of those includes the young fashion photographers, Saga Sig and Silja Magg and of course — the world known (and self-taught) documentary photographer Rax.

Don´t miss this years “Photograph of the year” in Sweden. The exhibition will be opened the 31st of March in Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm.

Date: 3rd of March – 7th of April 2012

Photographers: Various

Place: Gerðarsafn, Hamraborg 4, Kópavogur

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HAMSKIPTI

Vernissage: 29th of October 2011, Hafnarborg (Hafnarfjörður)

I want to introduce you to some of Iceland’s most promising artists.
Saga Sig; a London-based fashion photographer (and a world known photo blogger) and Hildur Yeoman; a fashion designer and illustrator. For you who haven´t heard of them, let´s go on a journey — a visual journey filled with dreams and fairy tales.

Photographs by Konsthopp

The young and talented team has been joining forces for the last couple of years, creating mystical and adventurous worlds together. Their previous work includes mixing videos and photographs with illustration and installation, where fashion is usually the focal point.
About their previous collaboration in the acclaimed Garden of Enchantment at Kling & Bang last year, Saga Sig said:
“We combined our forces, my photography and her illustrations to create a magical world where our own tales inspired by greek mythology and russian fairy tales are combined in an icelandic winter wonderland”.
Saga Sig and Hildur Yeoman recently participated in The Nordic Fashion Biennale in Seattle. The highlight of the Biennale was an exhibition, Looking Back to Find our Future, curated by a New York-based Icelandic artist, Hrafnhildur Arnardottir. The show included fashion and jewelry from Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Sweden, and Norway…
… and talking about a highlight, Hamskipti (Metamorphosis) was no ordinary show. The colourful crowd didn´t spoil the eminent ensemble either. And it must be admitted that it was far more fashionable than we are ever used to on “traditional” art openings.
Date: 29th of October – 30th of December 2011
Artists: Saga Sig and Hildur Yeoman
Place: Hanfnarborg, Strandgata 34, Hafnarfjörður

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