travels in the snow
Ragnar Th Sigurdsson
IMAGES is an image bank of photographer Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson,
located in Iceland.
Ragnar Th.Sigurðsson specialises in photography of nature
and travel in the Arctic,
including Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Northwest
Territories/Nunavut of Canada.
He reached the North Pole in 1995. Among his motives in an archive
of 200,000 photos
are geological formations in Iceland, volcanoes, geothermal activity,
waterfalls and glaciers, wildlife and the flora.
SHORT PRESENTATION OF
RAGNAR TH. SIGURDSSON
RAGNAR TH.SIGURÐSSON ( b. 1958 ) is a professional photographer,
educated in Sweden and Iceland. He started as a news photographer
in 1975 but has had his own studio and graphic-work firm since 1985.
He uses computerised scanning ( Macintosh G4 and SCITEX
Ever Smart Supreme scanner ) equipment and produces his own
stock. He pioneered the use of computers and digital equipment in
Iceland. Ragnar also takes on assignment deliveries. All assignment
photos or stock photos can be expedited on the Internet or CD ROM.
Ragnar masters a broad range of work, including studio advertising
photography, illustrations of travel publications, annual reports
and covering of official arrangements. He has for example covered
many events arranged by the Export Council of Iceland, the Scientific
Council of Iceland and the President of Iceland and well as numerous
banks, corporations and institutions. He has provided illustrations
for a number of books, calendars and magazines.
In 1994 he became associated with Tony Stone Images Ltd ( Getty
Images ) in Gr.Britain.
Ragnar Th.Sigurðsson specialises in photography of nature and
travel in the Arctic, including Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland
and the Northwest Territories/Nunavut of Canada. He reached the North
Pole in 1995. Among his motives in an archive of 200,000 photos are
geological formations in Iceland, volcanoes, geothermal activity,
different landforms, waterfalls and glaciers, wildlife and the flora.
Th. Sigurðsson and ARI TRAUSTI GUDMUNDSSON ( b. 1948 )
who is a free-lance writer, TV-producer and geophysicist (educated
in Norway and Iceland) accept assignments involving photography and
writing on subjects like volcanism, geothermal activity and utilisation,
geologial or glaciological phenomena plus wilderness travel in the
1995, he published a well-received book and awarded on Icelandic
glaciers with Ari Trausti Guðmundsson. In 1996, he and Ari Trausti
published a bestseller on the recent volcanic, subglacial activity
in the Vatnajökull ice cap. In 2000 the due made one more book,
this time on Reykjavík, the nation´s capital in context
with Reykjavík being one of the cultural cities of Europe
Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson has participated in many photographic exhibitions
and in 1996, he held a large exhibition in the Kópavogur
Art Museum and the following year another one in Nuuk, Greenland,
and in the Faroe Islands in 1999. Ragnar has participated in dozens
of joint exhibitions with other Icelandic photographers. In 1997,
the Icelandic TV made a documentary programme on Ragnar and his
work. Ragnar has received three CLIO awards.
They founded the publishing firm ARCTIC
BOOKS in 1996 and their first book was Vatnajökull;
ice on fire, on the recent volcanic activity in the Vatnajökull
ice cap and the subsequent catastrophuic flood. In 2000 the firm
published a widely acclaimed book on Reykjavík (Into
a new millennium).