25 May 2019
The Icelandic Chairmanship in the Arctic Council will emphasize the Arctic marine environment, climate and green energy solutions, people in the Arctic and welfare issues, as well as a stronger Arctic Council. In conjunction with the Chairmanship, Embassy of Iceland will host a photo exhibition in House of Sweden by Ragnar Axelsson (RAX), one of Iceland’s most prominent photographers.
He has chronicled life in the Arctic through his lenses for many decades having traveled on multiple occasions to all the arctic countries to document life and nature in the high north. His new book and exhibition “Glacier” focuses on the awesome beauty of the northern glaciers and their magnificence.
Having grown up near the glaciers and flown his plane over them countless times since, Axelsson has a deep affinity for the ice that has shaped the country's land and psyche, as well as his own lifelong fascination. With near-abstract black-and-white aerial images, and short reflective texts, Glacier is a breathtaking view of glacial forms, textures, and patterns as seen from a lyrical flight that starts above the clouds and ends at the sea.
Saturdays & Sundays 12 pm – 5 pm. FREE admission and guide on site.
The exhibition will be on display until August 11, 2019.