Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ragnar Axelsson

Taking a few steps away from Africa, this is an Icelandic photographer that seems to work primarily in black and white.  To me, most of his work sets off a very dark mood.  Ironically, he has one gallery from Africa on his website, but instead of displaying the beauty of the wildlife or fauna, he documents the tragedy of AIDS.  

I have always wanted to go to Iceland and Ragnar does a good job of giving us a little piece of what the area holds.  Instead of focusing on purely the nature of these places, he shows a lot of the native people going about with their everyday life, such as Icelanders herding sheep and Inuit hunting. Personally, I like his Faroe and Round Up galleries. 


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