NASTASYA TAY + YIANNIS HADJIASLANIS
There is a town in Northern Iceland - nestled between tunnels, black mountains and a listless tide - where, during skammdegi, you never see the sun.
Midwinter brings its shortest days to Ólafsfjörður and its 800 inhabitants; fishermen with their trawlers in port for Christmas, wives and children all smiles and missing-you-already ardour.
It is a place of silent snow, crestless sunrises and dark fervency, where pastel restraint dictates the days, but darkness creeps into the brightest of spaces and lives.
We are in Ólafsfjörður to capture glimpses of existence in this intersection of light and dark, as part of a documentary series - in still photographs, words and audio soundscapes - from public locations to the most intimate spaces, a study of life during skammdegi, its celebrations and struggles.
PREVIEW EXHIBITION: 3-10 February 2015, Listhús í Fjallabyggð, Ólafsfjörður, Iceland
A publication to follow
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