Ragnar Axelsson has dedicated his career to recording the lives of the subsistence hunters, fishermen and farmers of the circumpolar area on the fringe of the habitable world. Since the early 1980s he has travelled to the Arctic, documenting the lives of the Inuit hunters in Northern Canada and Greenland, the farmers and fishermen in the North-Atlantic region and the indigenous people of Northern Scandinavia and Siberia. His studies have appeared in print media publications such as Time magazine, Life, Stern, GEO, Polka, Wanderlust, Geographical and Newsweek.
In Faces of the North he focuses on the lives of individuals in remote areas in the North including Iceland, Greenland and the Faroes Islands. The work is one of Axelsson’s three major collections and forms a photographic narrative spanning more than two decades.
The Faces of the North series, although widely exhibited across many countries sees it’s Scottish debut at Eden Court for FLOW Photofest.