PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE YEAR at the Reykjavík Museum of Photography
The exhibition Press Photographs of the year 2019 opens in the Reykjavík Museum of Photography May 11th.
Press photographs of the year is an annual exhibition held by The Icelandic Press Photography Association. In the exhibition this year we have 96 photos, by Icelandic press photographers, selected from 836 entries by an independent jury.
The photographs are divided into 7 categories, which are news photos, daily life photos, sports photos, portraits, environmental images, editorial and series.
In each category the jury chose the best photo / best series and one image from these categories was selected as the picture of the year.
Judging took place on 14th and 15th of March and this year the judges were Arnaldur Halldórsson, Bragi Þór Jósefsson, Brynjar Gunnarsson, Kristinn Ingvarsson, Rut Sigurðardóttir, Sigríður Kristín Birnudóttir and Catalina Martin-Chico, who was the chairman of the jury.
The Icelandic Press Photography Association was established in 1976 and operates within The Icelandic Press Association. Photos of the Year exhibition has been held since 1980 and is one of the most visited photo exhibition in Iceland each year. The Icelandic Press Photography board this year are Kristinn Magnússon (chairman), Eyþór Árnason, Hákon Davíð Björnsson, Heiða Helgadóttir, Heiðdís Guðbjörg Gunnarsdóttir and Styrmir Kári Erwinsson.
A book with the photos from the exhibition can be found at the museum shop of the Reykjavík Museum of Photography and on Blurb.com.
Aldís Pálsdóttir - Birtíngur
Anton Brink Hansen - Fréttablaðið
Eyþór Árnason - Fréttablaðið
Eggert Jóhannesson - Morgunblaðið
Egill Aðalsteinsson - Stöð 2
Ernir Eyjólfsson - Fréttablaðið
Eva Björk Ægisdóttir - Freelance
Hallur Karlsson - Birtíngur
Hákon Davíð Björnsson - Birtíngur
Haraldur Jónasson/Hari - Freelance
Heiða Helgadóttir - Stundin / Freelance
Heiðdís Guðbjörg Gunnarsdóttir - Freelance
Hörður Sveinsson - Freelance
Kjartan Þorbjörnsson / Golli - Iceland Review
Kristinn Magnússon - Morgunblaðið
Ragnhildur Aðalsteinsdóttir - Birtíngur
Rakel Ósk Sigurðardóttir - Freelance
Sigtryggur Ari Jóhannsson Fréttablaðið
Stefán Karlsson - Fréttablaðið
Styrmir Kári Erwinsson - Freelance
Unnur Magna - Birtíngur
Vilhelm Gunnarsson - Vísir