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Echo and Diary in New Photo Reykjavík Exhibitions

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Echo and Diary in New Photo Reykjavík Exhibitions

“Bergmál” (“Echo”), a new photo exhibition by Charlotta María Hauksdóttir and Sonja Thomsen, opens at the Reykjavík Museum of Photography today. The exhibition is said to be “comprised of unique works that form a continuous unity.”

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Reykjavík. The photo is not related to the story. By Páll Stefánsson.

The subject matter is time and reflections of the past, the title referring not only to how the past reflects in the present but also how the works in the exhibition reflect each other, a press release states.

The Icelandic artist Charlotta and Thomsen, who comes from the United States, studied at the San Francisco Art Institute at the same time. They graduated with MFA degrees in photography in 2004.

Also on display at the Reykjavík Museum of Photography, as of today, are extracts from the diary (1901-1902) of Christian Schierbeck. Born in Denmark he launched his medical studies in Copenhagen in 1894 and completed them in Reykjavík in 1900.

Schierbeck lived with his Danish wife and worked as a physician in Reykjavík for the following two years.

He took a number of photographs in that time and kept a diary of sorts where he made personal remarks and noted points of information on each photograph.

Schierbeck moved from Iceland to Norway in 1902 and passed away in Australia in 1917.

Both exhibitions run through May 6, 2012.

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