Photographs by Einar Falur Ingólfsson will be presented at the Scandinavian House in New York as part of the exhibition “Saga Sites: Landscapes of the Icelandic Sagas” which opens on September 29.
One of Einar Falur’s photographs of Helgafell.
The exhibition provides those who have not visited Iceland the opportunity to discover the landscape where the Icelandic sagas take place. Watercolor paintings by the British artist W.G. Collingwood are shown alongside Ingólfsson’s documentary photographs presenting the settings of the Sagas of Icelanders.
The American Scandinavian Foundation aims to deepen the relationship and understanding between the United States and the Scandinavian countries through regular exhibitions and other events.
People interested in Icelandic history and culture can also take part in a series of workshops, also starting on September 29, in order to “discover Iceland through art and story.” The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley will give a lecture on the sagas on November 13.
The exhibition runs until January 12, 2013.
More information about the exhibition and related events can be found on the website of the American Scandinavian Foundation.