Faces of the Arctic
    LFI Workshop with photographer Ragnar Axelsson
    from April 15 till 17, 2016

    It is people who time and again catch the eye of Ragnar Axelsson: farmers and fishermen, shepherds, hunters and lumberjacks; but how does the Icelandic photographer get so close to them? And what can faces reveal about a place? Ragnar Axelsson will share his knowledge during a workshop he will be giving in Hamburg – discover the far north from a new perspective.

    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
    Lunch break
    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
    Lunch break
    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.
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