Behind the mountains, Hardback Book

Behind the mountains Hardback


For over a quarter of a century the renowned documentary photographer Ragnar Axelsson has been venturing out with farmers rounding up sheep in Fjallabak, one of the most extraordinary natural wonders in the sub-polar Arctic, under all kinds of conditions - snowstorms, downpours and sunlit skies.

In this wilderness, cascades of rhyolite scree, hot springs, glacial ice and mineral green slopes create a peculiar interplay between light and surface.

Ragnar Axelsson has created a magnificent photographic collection that archives an Arctic people's struggle with the whims of nature, and portrays the social changes that have gradually eroded their age-old traditions.

Against this surreal landscape, the people appear as visitors to a strange world.

They've left their daily existence behind to become itinerants in the realm of myth where the past and present are no longer distinguishable.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 184 pages, b&w & colour photographs
  • Publisher: Crymogea
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual photographers
  • ISBN: 9789935420299



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