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Iceland Freese

Iceland Wintertide
by David Freese
Afterword by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

A unique rendering of Iceland in winter by a renowned photographer and esteemed writer.

Published in association with the Center for the Study of Place.

When winter snows cover Iceland in a sea of white, this volcanic island is transformed into an enchanting visual masterpiece. Ironically, the white blanket reveals even more clearly the landscape's incredible geological formations, ever-changing atmospheric conditions, and remote human settlements, eliciting a natural human response of wonderment to a place that rests precariously on two tectonic plates in the North Atlantic Ocean just below the Arctic Circle.

A small jewel of a book, Iceland Wintertide is a powerful coda to photographer David Freese's Trilogy of North American Waters as the threats and ramifications of a warming climate steadily increase worldwide but noticeably in Iceland. By showing us what humankind is on the brink of losing as seen in this unique and special place, his images inspire awareness and even action in the face of those who deny climate change only to protect their special interests.

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, the renowned novelist, poet, and playwright from Iceland, concludes the book with a heartfelt afterword, adding her voice to the persistent warnings and alarms that have gone unheeded worldwide by too many for too long. As a citizen of Iceland, her testimony is that of a compelling witness.


$35.00 U.S. (trade discount) E-book TBD.
Softcover with gatefold flaps
88 pages with 57 color photographs by the author
Bilingual edition: English and Icelandic
8.0" x 8.875" upright/portrait
ISBN: 978-1-938086-83-0

Published in October 2021

Distributed by Casemate IPM

E-book TBD.

David Freese Photography

About the Author and Essayist

Book Events & Exhibitions:
November 5 -9, 2021
group exhibition with images from Iceland Wintertide
Lishui Photography Festival, "Human/Nature",
Lishui Art Museum, Lishui, China

Book Information Sheet (pdf)

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