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Ragnar Axelsson (Rax) captures everyday life in Greenland, Iceland and Siberia. A showcase of his work continues at the Reykjavik Art Museum until May 9, 2021.

For more than forty years, Ragnar Axelsson (b. 1958) – better known as Rax – has focused his attentions on the most remote regions of Greenland, Iceland and Siberia. In stark black and white images, he captures the elemental human experience of surviving at the edge of the inhabitable world – and highlights the extraordinary relationships between humans, animals and places within these harsh Arctic environments.

Under the title ‘Where the World is Melting’, the Reykjavik Art Museum currently presents selected works from Rax’s multi-award-winning series ‘Faces of the North’, ‘Glacier’, ‘The Hunters of Thule’, and ‘Heroes of the North’ – which illustrate how climate change is impacting the physical and traditional realities of life at the top of the world.

The exhibition follows the photographer’s most recent publication, ‘Hetjur norðurslóða’ (Heroes of the North), released in 2020.

For further details visit Reykjavik Art Museum

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