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Opening Today: The Icelandic Photography Festival

Opening Today: The Icelandic Photography Festival

Published January 14, 2016

Hrefna Björg Gylfadóttir
Photos by
Annie Ling

The Icelandic Photography Festival is upon us for the third time, and this year it focuses on photo-books. The programme includes exhibitions, talks and portfolio reviews, and takes place at various venues in Reykjavík and Kópavogur. The festival seeks to strengthen the relationship between the Icelandic and international photography scenes, as well as to promote photography as an art medium. Highlights include exhibitions ‘Moods’ by Friðgeir Helgason and ‘Independent Mothers’ by Annie Ling.

The festival starts off at The National Museum of Iceland with the lecture ‘Landmark: The fields of photography’. It starts at 16:00 with a lecture by Holly Roussell Perret-Gentil, curator at the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne in Switzerland.

The festival runs until January 17; see below for the full programme:

Double Happiness by Katrín Elvarsdóttir at Kópavogur Art Museum – Gerðarsafn

Deltas by Ingvar Högni Ragnarsson at Kópavogur Art Museum – Gerðarsafn

Nostalgia by various photographers

MOOD by Friðgeir Helgason at The Reykjavík Museum of Photography

Andvari by various photographers at The National Museum of Iceland

Independent Mothers By Annie Ling at The National Museum of Iceland

Stilla by Sarah Gerats and Hallgerður Hallgrímsdóttir at RAMSKRAM gallery

Untitled by various photographers at Listamenn Gallerí

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