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Photo Exhibition Opens in West Fjords Herring Factory

Photographers from Iceland and abroad have come together to open a summer exhibition in an old herring factory in the West Fjords village of Djúpavík.


The exhibition, STEYPA (‘concrete’), consists of images—accompanied in some cases by text, drawings and sound—from seven photographers from Iceland and abroad.

Organizer of the exhibition Claus Sterneck, originally from Germany but now based in Iceland, has been exhibiting his work in the factory since 2009.

Claus says his aim is to “show a unique view of Icelandic daily life which cannot be found in most picture books and articles on Iceland.”

Claus, who has also had his work exhibited in Germany and Austria, also works on integrating the elements of sound and text with photography. His project ‘Pictures – and their Sounds’ incorporates the sound of the environment in which the pictures are taken.

The exhibition is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm until August 31 (with the exception of Lilo C. Karsten’s work, which will be on show from July 20). Entry is free of charge.

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