Ragnar Axelsson: Around Iceland in 80 Hours « The Leica Camera

Ragnar Axelsson, also known as RAX, is an Icelandic photographer who was born in 1958. He has been a photographer for Morgunbladid, Iceland’s biggest newspaper, since 1976. Axelsson has also shot numerous freelance projects for magazines and had exhibitions all over the world. Most recently, he took the new Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) for 80 hours all over Iceland. Below he shares what he captured and his thoughts on the camera.

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He’s trekked through glacial storms, fallen through rifts and awakened on ice that’s drifted to sea. But, Miki Meek reports, Ragnar Axelsson keeps coming back.

He’s trekked through glacial storms, fallen through rifts and awakened on ice that’s drifted out to sea. But Ragnar Axelsson just keeps coming back. For 25 years, he has been traveling to small Inuit villages in Greenland’s most remote regions, documenting hunting traditions that are 4,000 years old.