I am Svala Ragnars, an Icelandic documentary photographer based in London and an MA graduate in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from London College of Communication.
With a stark and graphic visual style, I seek playful geometry from the mountains to the streets, where my curiosity is sparked by the subtle humour of human interaction and the imprint of humanity on the environment and nature.
2018 - “Krössgötur” (project ‘Crossroads’) published as a book in Iceland, by publishing house Bjartur Veröld.
2017 - Crossroads “Sjónahóll Álfa: Álfabyggðir í mannabyggðum” Private exhibition June - Oct 2017, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland.
2015 -"Land Representation" group exhibition at Jimei X Arles International Photo Festival in China, Nov-Dec 2015.
2015 - "Elves point of view" project (in progress) featured as an online gallery on the Guardian website March 2015.
2014 - Group exhibition in collaboration with Pholio at The Royal Bank of Canada, London.
2014 - Shortlisted for the Environmental Photographer of the Year awards with an exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society.
2014 - Magnum Photos and The Photography Show "30 under 30" competition winner.
2014 - Group exhibition "Survive" at LCC's Green Week, London.
2013 - MA in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography from London College of Communication
2013 - Shortlisted for the International street photography award - Student category.
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