Hyperborea – Lands of the North

The 18th century philosopher John Toland identified ‘Hyperborea’ as the Isle of Lewis, making it a fitting location to share a series of works from 3 acclaimed photographers, which explore the remote geographical regions of Northern Europe. The insightful and unsentimental images by Ragnar Axelsson reveal vast landscapes and remote communities. Alex Boyd’s brooding landscapes use antique processes to depict the mountainous terrain of his native Scotland with images made using silver, cyanide and glass. Chris Friel has an experimental and innovative approach, using digital techniques to make haunting and ethereal works which explore time and place.

This show has been curated by Alex Boyd, with assistance from The Flow Festival of Photography, and with assistance from the Daiwa Foundation. It runs from 22 Sept. – 4 Nov. at An Lanntair, Stornoway.

Image: Sgurr Nan Gillean, The Cuillins, Isle of Skye, Alex Boyd