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Icelandic Photographer Earns Three Awards in Paris

Ellert Grétarsson, a photographer for Víkurfréttir, a local newspaper and news website for the Sudurnes region in southwest Iceland, received three awards last week in the international PX3 photography competition in Paris (Prix De La Photographie Paris).

Grétarsson was named the winner in the category of professional photographers for his series “Colors of the Nature,” showing landscapes in Krýsuvík where a geothermal power plant is planned.

The photographer also received the first prize in the category “Nature – Earth” for the same series of photographs.

In the category “Nature – Sky,” Grétarsson won with his series of pictures of nacreous clouds. The series also earned him an Honorable Mention at the International Photography Awards last year.

The winning photographs in the PX3 competition will be exhibited in the 13 Sévigné Gallery in Paris and they will also be included in a photography book.

Seventeen art experts were on the jury, including gallery owners and curators from New York, Paris and Italy as well as photo editors from magazines like TIME and Digital Photographer.

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