The traveling photographic exhibition “Home-Away” opened in the Edingborgarhús exhibition space in Ísafjördur, the capital of the West Fjords, last week. It is the exhibition’s third stop on its tour around the country.
“Home-Away” first opened in the Reykjavík Museum of Photography in the autumn of 2008 and ran through January 2009. In April, it reached Akranes in west Iceland.
The exhibition is curated by photographer Katrín Elvarsdóttir and cultural scientist Sigrún Sigurdardóttir and its purpose is for visitors to get to know individuals of different nationalities who all reside in Iceland.
Most of the people featured in the exhibition were forced to leave their home countries due to conflict. The exhibition provides an insight into their lives, their stories and their emotions.
The Ísafjördur exhibition, which runs through January 10, 2010, is backed by the Icelandic Red Cross, Raetur (“Roots”), an association pf people interested in multiculturalism, and the Edinborg Culture Center.
Admission is free and all profits from the sale of the photographs on display go to the Icelandic Red Cross.
Click here to read more about the exhibition.