The Reykjavík City Museum of Photography opened the exhibition “HEIMA” (“HOME”) by Atli Már Hafsteinsson this week, consisting of his photographs from the “Northern Cities Project” in 2004.
A group of other young Nordic photographers participated in the project with the goal of capturing the spirit of northern cities in Scandinavia and Russia.
The participants could travel freely between Tromsoe in Norway, Oulu and Tornio in Finland, Murmansk and Syktivar in Russia and Happaranda in Sweden in search for material.
The results were displayed in a traveling exhibition in Scandinavia in 2005, but The Reykjavík City Museum of Photography has never exhibited photographs from the project before.
“HOME” features part of Hafsteinsson’s work from the “Northern Cities Project,” during which he traveled between the aforementioned cities, knocked on people’s doors and asked them to pose.
Hafsteinsson’s purpose was to portray the residents of these cities realistically and provide a personal angle on the culture of these communities.
The exhibition runs through January 14, 2009.