Faces of the Arctic
LFI Workshop with photographer Ragnar Axelsson
from April 15 till 17, 2016
About the programme
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 7pm
Artist Talk with the photographer – all workshop participants are welcome!
Friday, April 15, 2016, 6 to 9pm
First opportunity to get to know each other. Ragnar Axelsson will present his work and tell the stories behind the pictures. Participants are requested to bring some of their own photographic work with them.
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 10am to 6pm
Mornings: portfolio reviews and group discussion
Afternoon: out and about with the camera in Hamburg – with specific tasks
Sunday, April 17, 2016, 10am to 6pm
Mornings: further practical exercises – out and about in Hamburg – with specific tasks
Afternoon: edit and final discussion with some wine and beer
About the photographer
Ragnar Axelsson was born in Iceland in 1958, and trained as a photographer. When he was 18 he became a photographer for the Icelandic newspaper Morgunblaðið. Since then he has been documenting the fate of people and nature in the north. His pictures have been published in Time Magazine, Life, Stern, Geo, Polka and Newsweek, among others. The following books have been published to date: Faces of the North (2004, new edition 2015), Last days of the Arctic (2010) and Behind the Mountains (2013). In 2001 he received a Leica Oskar Barnack Award honourable mention.