“As his boat cruised out of the fjord, it was as if a voice from inside was telling me that I would photograph him and his kind. His world was quickly changing—vanishing. These days we want everyone to be the same. Entire careers are based on keeping people out of danger; we must live by the rules. The fascinating and sometimes peculiar lives that people made for themselves to survive the harsh conditions of the North, the kinds I knew from my youth, were quickly becoming a thing of the past.”
Raised on an isolated farm in southern Iceland, Ragnar Axelsson became captivated early on by the brutal beauty of the North Atlantic and the delicate interactions between its inhabitants and their environment. Visages du Nord contains about a 100 lushly austere, powerful images of Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, taken over two decades.
Very Good / Dust jacket has very mild shelf wear. Exterior of the hardcover has a small bump on the rear top side. Interior has a hint of edge discolouration.
Author Ragnar Axelsson
Title Andlit Nordursins (Faces of the North)
Publication year 2005
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Mál Og Menning
Size (approx.) 31 x 24 cm