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Exhibition on “Faces and Figures” in Iceland’s Nature

A new photographic exhibition entitled “Faces and Figures – Odd Images in Iceland’s Nature” by Ellert Grétarsson opened in Fótógrafí gallery in central Reykjavík yesterday where more than 20 photographs are on display.

All photographs come from Grétarsson’s walks outside in the ever-changing Icelandic landscape and portray strange creatures like trolls, ogres, giants and monsters, which have taken the form of rocks and cliffs.

The photographer considers his subjects sculptures formed by Mother Nature herself out of rocks, cliffs and lava. This world of adventure opens up to people once they stop observing things superficially and begin looking into the landscape, Grétarsson states.

Ellert Grétarsson works as a photographer and journalist at Víkurfréttir in the southwestern region of Sudurnes. He has held a number of exhibitions both in Iceland and abroad, and last spring he received prizes for his work in a photography competition in Paris.

Fótógrafí is open between 12 noon and 6 pm every day except Mondays and Grétarsson’s photographs will be on display until October 3.

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