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Behind the Mountains

Ragnar Axelsson

For over a quarter century the renowned documentary photographer Ragnar Axelsson has been venturing out with farmers rounding up sheep in Fjallabak, one of the most extraordinary natural wonders in the sub polar Arctic, under
all kinds of conditions – snowstorms, downpours and sunlit skies. In this wilderness cascades of rhyolite scree, hot springs, glacial ice and mineral green slopes create a peculiar interplay between light and surface. Ragnar Axelsson has created a magnificent collection that archives an Arctic people ́s struggles with the whims of nature.

Ragnar Axelsson has worked as an international photojournalist for the past three decades. Highly acclaimed, he has been honoured as Icelandic Photographer of the Year on four occasions. His work in Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Siberia has appeared across a range of print media, such as Stern, The New York Times, Le Figaro, geo, Newsweek, Time and National Geographic. rax has exhibited at art expositions and museums throughout Europe and the us.

Behind the Mountains is Ragnar Axelsson ́s third book.

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