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IR’s Photographer Opens Exhibition in South Africa

An exhibition with photographs taken by Iceland Review’s photographer Páll Stefánsson opened in Johannesburg earlier this month. This is the first time that an Icelandic exhibition opens in South Africa.

Iceland’s ambassador to South Africa Sigrídur Dúna Kristmundsdóttir opened the exhibition at a special ceremony on June 8. The exhibition is organized by Iceland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) and will tour the world for the next three years, as stated on the ministry’s website.

The opening of the exhibition in New York. From left to right, Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Páll Stefánsson and Dumisani Shadrack Kumalo.

On June 16, another exhibition by Stefánsson opened at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, entitled “The Beautiful Game – Images of Football in Africa.”

The pictures were taken in seven African countries, Senegal, Cameron, Egypt, Tanzania, Ghana, Togo and Benin, and show football as an important part of the public’s daily life. “I wanted to show the real picture of people in Africa. Football, which is everywhere, is a source of happiness,” Stefánsson said.

The exhibition was opened by Hjálmar W. Hannesson, ambassador and permanent representative from Iceland to the UN, and Dumisani Shadrack Kumalo, ambassador and permanent representative from South Africa to the UN.

Both exhibitions close this weekend.

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