An Equal Difference
Höfundur G. S. Motola
Why did Iceland react the way it did to its financial crisis, going so far as to call for the feminisation of the banking culture? Why did it prosecute those who did not live up to their social responsibilities and acted in self-serving ways to the detriment of society? Why did no other country react in this way?
Over the course of three years, photographer and writer G. S. Motola made more than a dozen trips to Iceland, photographing and speaking with people across the spectrum of Icelandic society, from music and science to education, law and business. The discussions were candid and unscripted, but centred around a theme of equality and balance.
An Equal Difference takes a closer look at life and modern thought in contemporary Iceland and how this is influenced by society and environment. It does so from the perspective that who you are is more important than what you are. It takes inspiration from the country which has ranked number one in the world for gender equality for the past seven consecutive years (World Economic Forum Gender Global Gap Report). It offers something beyond academic analysis. It beckons us to gain insight into ourselves and thus into the fabric of society and the larger world of which we are part.