About the Islandic photographer, Ragnar AXELSSON (b. 1958)

The motifs of the Icelandic photographer Ragnar AXELSSON are people, animals and landscape. However, the focus of his work is on the extraordinary relationships that the people of the Arctic have forged with their extreme environment. With 'Arctic Heroes' on the shortlist for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2020.

Photo books by Ragnar AXELSSON

'Faces of the North' (2004), 'Die letzten Jäger der Arktis' (2010), 'Behind the Mountains' (2013), 'Last Days of the Arctic' (2013), 'Gesichter des Nordens' (2016), 'Arctic Heroes. A Tribute to the Sled Dogs of Greenland' (2020); 'Where the Wold is Melting' (2022)


'Arctic Heroes' by Ragnar AXELSSON takes a moving look at the fate of the Greenland sled dog. Where the melting ice sheet is irrevocably destroying the traditional way of life of the hunters, global warming is an immediate threat to their daily survival.
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The Icelandic photographer Ragnar AXELSSON drove to the most remote Inuit settlements in Greenland. In the book 'Die letzten Jäger der arktis' he documents the struggle for survival in an expressive way, e.g. through the unusual angles of his photography.
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'Where the World is Melting', is the first compilation by Ragnar AXELSSON himself of his 40-year life's work.It includes his highly acclaimed series 'Faces of the North', 'Glacier' and 'Last Days of the Arctic' as well as a previously unpublished series.
49,90 € * Weight 1.8 kg