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Photos by Viggo Mortensen Displayed in Iceland

Danish-American actor Viggo Mortensen, currently nominated for an Oscar for his role in Eastern Promises, will open an exhibition of his photographs in Reykjavík Museum of Photography on May 31, entitled “Skovbo” in Danish, or “Forest People.”

“He is preparing a special exhibition for us,” director of Reykjavík Museum of Photography María Karen Sigurdardóttir told Morgunbladid. “These are pictures of nature, taken in Iceland and elsewhere.”

“Preparations are going well,” Sigurdardóttir added. “Mortensen said he wants to sell his pictures for a low price and the profits are supposed to go to the Iceland Nature Conservation Association.”

Apart from acting and taking photographs, Mortensen has also published poetry books, written music and held exhibitions of his paintings. He has published five photography books with his own work.

Mortensen has visited Iceland a few times in the past few years and he recently published a book about the Icelandic artist Georg Gudni Hauksson.

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