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Ragnar Axelsson. Where the world is melting.

Ragnar Axelsson © Mýrdalssandur, Iceland, 1996
Ragnar Axelsson © Mýrdalssandur, Iceland, 1996
Ragnar Axelsson © Horse Rescue, Skarðsheiði, Iceland, 1995
Ragnar Axelsson © Horse Rescue, Skarðsheiði, Iceland, 1995
Ragnar Axelsson © Jonas Madsen, Sandey, Faroe Islands, 1989
Ragnar Axelsson © Jonas Madsen, Sandey, Faroe Islands, 1989
Ragnar Axelsson © Farmer Guðjón Þorsteinsson, Mýrdalur, Iceland, 1995
Ragnar Axelsson © Farmer Guðjón Þorsteinsson, Mýrdalur, Iceland, 1995
Ragnar Axelsson © Masauna Kristiansen, Thule, Greenland, 1987
Ragnar Axelsson © Masauna Kristiansen, Thule, Greenland, 1987
Ragnar Axelsson © Hjelmer Hammeken, Scoresbysund, Greenland, 1995
Ragnar Axelsson © Hjelmer Hammeken, Scoresbysund, Greenland, 1995
Ragnar Axelsson © Ingelfieldfjord, Greenland, 1987
Ragnar Axelsson © Ingelfieldfjord, Greenland, 1987
Ragnar Axelsson © Sermiliqaq, Greenland, 1997
Ragnar Axelsson © Sermiliqaq, Greenland, 1997
Ragnar Axelsson © Hunter Kangertittivaq on the Sea Ice, Greenland, 1995
Ragnar Axelsson © Hunter Kangertittivaq on the Sea Ice, Greenland, 1995
Ragnar Axelsson © Black Beach, South Coast, Iceland, 1987
Ragnar Axelsson © Black Beach, South Coast, Iceland, 1987
Ragnar Axelsson © Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland, 2010
Ragnar Axelsson © Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland, 2010
Ragnar Axelsson © Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland, 2010
Ragnar Axelsson © Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland, 2010
Ragnar Axelsson © Sled Dog, Thule, Greenland, 2019
Ragnar Axelsson © Sled Dog, Thule, Greenland, 2019
Ragnar Axelsson © Sled Dog, Thule, Greenland, 1987
Ragnar Axelsson © Sled Dog, Thule, Greenland, 1987
Ragnar Axelsson © Hunter Masuana Kristiansen, Ingelfieldfjord, Greenland, 1987
Ragnar Axelsson © Hunter Masuana Kristiansen, Ingelfieldfjord, Greenland, 1987
Ragnar Axelsson © Sled Dogs, Ingelfieldfjord, Greenland, 1
Ragnar Axelsson © Sled Dogs, Ingelfieldfjord, Greenland, 1
Ragnar Axelsson © Arctic Hunter on the Sea Ice, Ingelfieldfjord, Greenland, 2019
Ragnar Axelsson © Arctic Hunter on the Sea Ice, Ingelfieldfjord, Greenland, 2019
Ragnar Axelsson © Mads Ole Hunter, Thule, Greenland, 2019
Ragnar Axelsson © Mads Ole Hunter, Thule, Greenland, 2019
Ragnar Axelsson © Polar Bear on the Sea Ice, Greenland, 2019
Ragnar Axelsson © Polar Bear on the Sea Ice, Greenland, 2019
Ragnar Axelsson © Mikide Kristiansen, Thule, Greenland, 1999
Ragnar Axelsson © Mikide Kristiansen, Thule, Greenland, 1999
Ragnar Axelsson © Sled Dogs on the Sea Ice, Thule, Greenland, 2010
Ragnar Axelsson © Sled Dogs on the Sea Ice, Thule, Greenland, 2010
Ragnar Axelsson © Melting Iceberg, Scoresbysund, Greenland, 2014
Ragnar Axelsson © Melting Iceberg, Scoresbysund, Greenland, 2014
Ragnar Axelsson © Kötlujökull Melting, Iceland, 2021
Ragnar Axelsson © Kötlujökull Melting, Iceland, 2021

The first retrospective exhibition by Ragnar Axelsson from the series' Faces of the North, Glacier, Last Days of the Arctic, and Arctic Heroes. The eminent Icelandic photographer's themes are the changes in the physical and traditional realities of the North.

For over 40 years, Ragnar Axelsson (RAX, b. 1958) has photographed people, animals, and landscapes in the most remote regions of Greenland, Iceland, and Siberia. In simple black and white photos, he captures the elementary human experience in nature on the edge of the habitable world.

RAX highlights the extraordinary relationships between people, animals, and places in the Arctic and their extreme environment - relationships that change in profound and complex ways due to unprecedented climate change.

RAX was a photojournalist at Morgunblaðið from 1976-2018. He has worked as a freelancer in Latvia, Lithuania, Mozambique, South Africa, China, and Ukraine. His photographs are widely published (i.e., Life, Newsweek, Stern, GEO, National Geographic, Time, and Polk) and have received numerous awards.