Iceland Review photographer and publisher Kjartan Þorbjörnsson, known as Golli, has won the 2019 Press Photo of the Year and Photo Series of the Year. Golli’s winning photograph, seen above, was taken during an annual research trip on Vatnajökull glacier. The jury described the photograph as an “impactful and symbolic picture of human-driven climate change,” adding “The picture shows how small man is in comparison to nature and [shows] the ever-changing glacier from an interesting angle.”
Golli also won in the category of Best Photo Series for a group of photos from the same glacier trip, which the jury described as “a well-structured series that combines beautiful photos and a holistic narrative that concerns us all.”
The Icelandic Press Photos of the Year have been awarded annually since 1979 by the Union of Icelandic Journalists. Golli’s six winning photos were chosen from 826 submissions from Icelandic photojournalists.
The winning photo was featured on the cover of Iceland Review’s fourth issue of 2019. An excerpt of the accompanying article is available online.