Diploma project, ECAL 2015
in BACHELOR PHOTOGRAPHY
by Margrét Johannsdóttir
Today, Iceland is mostly known for its long summer nights and pristine landscapes but its nature can be a harsh mother and the people have been making their main income from maritime throughout the years. T he culture
around this shapes the society and its inhabitants. T his project is an exploration of the maritime culture in a remote fjord where the economy decays and flourishes with this unstable resource of income. I aim to reflect the small proud society where personal space is cherished whilst simultaneously, limited transport and long periods of wait have created a nostalgic solidarity.