The winner of Reykjavík Museum of Photography Portfolio Review 2018
We are happy to announce that the winner of the Portfolio Review 2018, organised by the Reykjavík Museum of Photography on 19th and 20th January – as part of The Icelandic Photography Festival 2018 – is the MA student Þorsteinn Cameron. For this he received ISK 500,000 grant from Magnús Ólafsson photographers‘(1862-1937) Memorial Fund.
A total of 36 people participated in the Portfolio Review 2018, 28 local and 8 from abroad. The reviewers were 13 in total, 6 foreign and 7 Icelandic.
The aim with the portfolio review is to broaden networks between photographers in all branches and give them opportunity for advice and feedback on their work.
Portfolio review is a meeting, lasting 20 minutes, where a photographer brings his/her photos, either on paper or digitally and shows the reviewer in question.
Along with Icelandic photography specialists, renowned international reviewers, both museum and gallery curators and editors of photographic journals, will give Icelandic photographers guidance regarding their work. Participation in the review can offer photographers various opportunities e.g. participating in festivals and/or exhibitions in Iceland and/or abroad.
Þorsteinn Cameron finished a BA in Photography at London College of Communications in 2014. Since then he has worked as mountain- and glacier guide at Icelandic Mountain Guides. In coming February he will start MA studies in Photography at Photography Studies College in Melbourne, Australia.
For the past year Þorsteinn has worked on the project that brought him the most votes at the Icelandic Photography Festival‘s Portfolio Review 2018. This is what he has to say about the matter:
„I wanted to do something about the glaciers and the nature where I have been working the past years. However, I wanted to avoid taking photos of glaciers. I joined a group from the Icelandic Glacier Research Society and went on two expeditions with them on Langjökull glacier and Vatnajökull glacier. From these trips a sort of a documentary project has emerged about the work of these individuals and their longing to understand more these phenomenon’s that are vanishing“. In coming June, Þorsteinn will show the yield of last year in Ramskram gallery and publish a small book.
FORMER RECIPIENTS OF THE PORTFOLIO REVIEW
2016 – Agnieszka Sosnowska
2014 – Bára Kristinsdóttir and Valdimar Thorlacius