Last Days of the Arctic
Höfundur Ragnar Axelsson
Þessi vara er ekki fáanleg eins og er
Ragnar Axelsson is an Icelandic photographer and photojournalist, born in 1958. He has worked for the Icelandic newspaper Morgunblaðið since 1976 and as a freelance shooting projects in various parts of the world for numerous magazines and agencies. The North has for a long time fascinated him and different aspects of the north appeared in his photography regularily.
In 2004, he published Faces of the North, a collection of his black and white photographs of traditional ways of life in Iceland, the Faroes and Greenland taken over a period of fifteen years, preserving that way a glimpse of a lifestyle that is gradually vanishing.
His newest publication Last Days of the Arctic is a breathtaking introduction to a life of Greenlandic hunters in the most remote communities in the world. Professor Mark Nuttall, a leading Arctic scholar, wrote the foreword for the book, which in a sincere and simple way represents the part of world that we now see changing.