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Two New Exhibits Open at Reykjavík Photo Museum

Two new exhibitions opened yesterday at the Reykjavík Museum of Photography, “At Work” by Jakob Jakobsson, which features pictures of construction workers, and “Senses” by Jóna Thorvaldsdóttir, who uses alternative photography.

Jakob Jakobsson: “Progress Inspection of Aluminium Plant.” Straumsvík 1968.

Jakobsson has been involved in photography for half a century. He specializes in portraits, landscapes and pictures of construction workers, to which his current exhibition is dedicated. The black-and-white photographs on display were taken in Iceland 1955-1970.

Alternative photography, as seen in Thorvaldsdóttir’s works, was popular in the early years of photography.

Jóna Thorvaldsdóttir: “By the Pond.” Iceland 2009. Palladium print.

In addition to the traditional silver-gelatin print, the artist also uses the palladium-platinum method and the bromoil-ink technology, which gives her a unique position among Icelandic photographers, a press release states.

Both exhibitions run through May 9. Visit the museum’s website for further details.

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