In the summer of 2014 and for the second time, the photography exhibition STEYPA will be held inside the old herring factory in Djúpavík in the West Fjords. The title of the exhibition is the Icelandic word for concrete, which is the material that the old factory is predominately made of.
Seven photographers from Iceland and abroad will take part and show their very personal and individual views on Iceland – accompanied at times by text and sounds – at two locations inside the fascinating old herring factory in Djúpavík.
The “STEYPA” photographers are:
-> María Kjartansdóttir (IS)
Famous Icelandic photographer!
-> Haukur Sigurðsson (IS, Ísafjörður)
Impressive pictures, feel the Westfjords.
-> Claus Sterneck (GER, IS)
Photographs, Sounds - different but always Iceland.
-> Sven Herdt (GER)
Nature pure! Iceland pure!
-> Jutta Wittmann (AU)
Artist from Vienna.
-> Melinda Kumbalek (GER)
A camera is always part of her gear!
-> Emilie Dalum (DK)
Showing Iceland in her own pictures - and words.
The photographers’ work will be displayed from June 1 through August 31 except Emilies’s and Sven’s, which will be shown from June 15 through August 31.
The exhibition is open daily from 9 am until 6 pm.
Djúpavík is located in the Strandir district of the West Fjords in Iceland. The old herring factory in Djúpavík was built in 1934/1935 and, at the time, it was the largest building and most modern factory in Iceland, and one of the largest buildings made of concrete in all of Europe. The factory was closed after about 20 years of operation due to the herring’s disappearance.
*Photo by Haukur Sigurðsson.