From Iceland — Ongoing Now: 'Where The Land Rises' By Peter Holliday

Ongoing Now: ‘Where The Land Rises’ By Peter Holliday

Published December 20, 2015

Ongoing Now: ‘Where The Land Rises’ By Peter Holliday
Rebecca Conway

The ground in the Reykjavík Museum of Photography is generally pretty steady, but don’t be surprised if it shakes a bit in the coming months. It’s probably just Scottish photographer Peter Holliday’s ‘Where the Land Rises’ exhibit, which explores the landscapes and population of Heimaey (“home island”) in Vestmannaeyjar, the site of the 1973 Eldfell eruption that led to a five-month evacuation of the island, destroyed many man-made entities and covered much of the island in fresh lava, giving the landscape an entirely new look and feel. In this exhibit, Peter explores the changing relationships between mankind and its environment. Ultimately, the young photographer presents us with a resilient, albeit dynamic, idea of home, as well as our place within it.

The exhibition runs until January 26. It is open Monday through Thursday from 12:00 – 19:00, Friday from 12:00 – 18:00, and Saturday and Sunday from 13:00 -17:00. You can find more information on our listings page.

Admission is free!

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