The exhibition “MYCELAND” by French photographer Grégory Gerault opened in the Reykjavík Museum of Photography this week. Gerault first came to Iceland in 2002 and has returned to the country 20-30 times since.
Gerault’s “MYCELAND” exhibition documents his Icelandic journeys and his vision of the country.
“Grégory has made the country, the people and their patterns of life his own and he doesn’t look at it from outside but from within with the understanding of the initiated,” art expert Ásdís Ólafsdóttir said of his exhibition, according to a press release.
“There is a fondness in his gaze, like a son looking at his aging parents or the place where he grew up. Grégory’s MYCELAND is both familiar and foreign, his and ours,” Ólafsdóttir concluded.
The exhibition runs through December 15.
Another photographic exhibition opened in Reykjavík this week, in Gallery Ágúst. Photos taken by Sigurdur Guttormsson (1906-1998) between 1930 and 1945 are on display, which feature the poor living conditions of the Icelandic working class. The photographs were collected by Unnar Örn.
For further information, visit the gallery’s website.