Photographs of the year 2022

For more than three decades, BLÍ, Iceland’s Press Photographers’ Association, in cooperation with Iceland’s Journalists’ Association, of which they are a part of, has held a harvest festival, Photos of the Year. This year, as in previous years, an exhibition is held and a book is published, with the best photos of the year, chosen by a jury. The exhibition is held in Reykjavík’s Photography Museum, as in previous years, and lasts until the end of May. The head of the jury was John Moore, who said after going through over a thousand pictures and less than one hundred making it to the exhibition; “It is nourishing to experience this powerful storytelling from such a picturesque but small nation.”

Looking over the show-room

The footage is varied but the exhibition is very well organized

Reynisdrangar, landscape-photograph of the year by Vilhelm Gunnarsson

Photograph of the year by Hörður Sveinsson, Hugrún Geirsdóttir reading to her daughters Hekla and Ingveldur

News photograph of the year by Heiða Helgadóttir, Metoo protest at Menntaskólinn við Hamrahlíð

Photographs & text: Páll Stefánsson & photographs by Vilhelm Gunnarsson, Heiða Helgadóttir and Hörður SveinssonReykjavík 10/05/2023 : RX1R II : 2.0/35mm Z aðrar myndir með A7R IV 1.4/35 GM, C R3 24-105 & 5D IV 24-70