A new photography book by Iceland Review magazine editor and chief photographer Páll Stefánsson recently hit the shelves. Titled Iceland Exposed, the 152-page book, his 32nd, is Páll’s first about Iceland in eight years.
In Iceland Exposed, Páll collects his work from the past 10 years, “demonstrating perfectly why he is one of the great masters of contemporary landscape photography,” as described by publisher Crymogea. Iceland Exposed also includes a series of personal essays about Páll’s extensive journeys across the country.
Páll in front of a poster promoting the book outside a downtown Reykjavík bookstore.
“The glaciers are retreating; Sólheimajökull is retreating the fastest. It has withdrawn a few kilometers since I first went there. And it’s never the same from one time to the next. In this glacier world the light intensifies, reflects off the white and black ice. There, the rainbow becomes strongest. I know. I’ve seen it, armed with my camera,” an extract of one of his essays reads.
From the Holuhraun eruption.
The book’s foreword is written by volcanologist Haraldur Sigurðsson.
Páll has been working at Iceland Review since 1982, first as a photographer, then as photo editor and now editor. Alongside his work in Iceland he has undertaken various photographic projects, such as a documentation of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites and a visual journey through Africa, published in the book Africa – The Future of Football (2010). He has worked for Leica and Hasselblad and is now Sony Imaging Ambassador. Páll is also a multiple winner of the Photographer of the Year award in Iceland.
Iceland Exposed is available for purchase in bookstores in Iceland or by contacting the publisher at [email protected].