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ExhibitionIceland’s Vanishing Beauty: Photography by Michael Kienitz

Sep 14, 2018–Feb 3, 2019

Old Crystal Cave, Svinafellsjokull, South East Iceland, Dec. 2017, photograph on aluminium, courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition Overview

Madison photographer Michael Kienitz created these images during five years of work in the region of Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland. A visually stunning area of extremely varied features, the park encompasses—and is named for—Europe’s largest glacier. Kienitz calls upon his deep photographic experience to capture this incredible but disappearing landscape of active volcanoes, ice caves, beaches, canyons, waterfalls, wetlands, black sands, and mountains, all created by the combined forces of rivers, glacial ice, and volcanic and geothermal activity.

Image: Michael Kienitz, Old Crystal Cave, Svinafellsjokull, South East Iceland, Dec. 2017, photograph on aluminium, courtesy of the artist.

Programming & Financial Support

This exhibition was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.