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Páll Stefansson

Páll Stefansson | Iceland

"My photography, a little bit like the wind, depends on which direction it’s blowing. Most of all, I like challenges, even small ones"

Born in North Iceland 1958, and based in Reykjavík, Iceland. Páll Stefánsson has been working as a photographer for more than 35 years. In 1982, he was hired as staff photographer for the magazine Iceland Review in Reykjavík, and later moved on to also becoming picture editor at the magazine. Iceland Review chief editor from 2009, the largest magazine in English in Iceland. Since 2018, Páll has been focusing on long term book projects. His work has appeared in many international publications, including Time, National Geographic, Newsweek, Geo, W, Sunday Times Magazine and the Observer Magazine, to name a few. Páll has been awarded Photographer of the Year in Iceland multiple times, among numerous international and domestic photography awards and he has published close to 40 books. With different subjects like the light in Iceland, the life in Africa, in the book; Africa - The Future of Football, with a foreword by Didier Drogba and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. He has also produced books about the Nordic countries, Finland, Faroe Islands, Denmark, Sweden and Norway for the National Geography books in Germany. He is currently working on two books, one about the Icelandic landscape, the other about the international refugee crises.

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