Iceland: an interview with Hallgerður Hallgrímsdóttir

Hallgerður Hallgrímsdóttir is an Icelandic photographer, toying with the language of her medium, disrupting perceptions of established Icelandic photography and drawing attention to everyday non-events.  We meet in her apartment, a few weeks before she is due to give birth, to discuss a practice that takes joy in the often unnoticed moments of her island’s landscapes.

 

Fjall – from the Havassast book.  Image courtesy of Hallgerður Hallgrímsdóttir.

 

From the series Landslag (Landscape), webcam photograph.

 

Havassast – from the book of the same name. Image courtesy of Hallgerður Hallgrímsdóttir.

 

Hallgerður Hallgrímsdóttir was interviewed by Amy Moffat for issue two of Junko, Junko Iceland. This is an edited version of the original audio. Follow Junko on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.  Image: Hallgerður in her flat, Photo Credit: Claire Dickinson

 

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