Ragnar Axelsson alias RAX
Photojournalist & documentary photographer spécialized in the Arctic
For over 40 years, Ragnar Axelsson, A.K.A. Rax, has been photographing the people, animals, and landscape of the most remote regions of the Arctic, including Iceland, Siberia, and Greenland. In stark black-andwhite images, he captures the elemental, human experience of nature at the edge of the liveable world, making visible the extraordinary relationships between the people of the Arctic and their extreme environment – relationships now being altered in profound and complex ways by the unprecedented changes in climate. His photographs have been featured in LIFE, Newsweek, Stern, GEO, National Geographic, Time, and Polka, and have been exhibited widely. He won numerous awards, such as Icelandic Photojournalist Awards, The Leica Oskar Barnack Award (Honorable Mention) or The Grand Prize, Photo de Mer, Vannes. Ragnar is currently working on a three-year project documenting people’s lives in all 8 countries of the Arctic.