About the artist
1972: Born in Reykjavík, Iceland
1992-1996: He studied painting and mixed media departments in Iceland Academy of the Arts,
Bjargey Ólafsdóttir photographer has been nominated for the prestigious Leopold Godowsky, Jr.. Color Photography Awards (http://www.bu.edu/prc/godowsky.htm) for his show TÍRU currently underway in the Reykjavík Museum of Photography. The award was established to honor Leopold Godowsky Jr.. that was one of those who invented Koda Chrome film and its emergence have huge and lasting impact on photography. The purpose of this international award, which was first awarded in 1987, is to reward outstanding contributions in the field of contemporary color photography and is chosen from nominations from prestigious international team of curators, critic, editor and professionals in the field of photographic instruction. Among those who have received the award include Yinka Shonibare from Nigeria, Alex Webb, New York, and Paul Seawright from Northern Ireland.