President of Iceland to open the Arctic Biodiversity “Through the Lens” photography exhibit in advance of the Arctic Circle Assembly
Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, president of Iceland, will open an outdoor photography exhibition displaying the beauty of the Arctic outside of Harpa in advance of the Arctic Circle Assembly on October 15 at 17:30. The event will feature: Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, president of Iceland, Eiríkur Björn Björgvinsson, mayor of Akureyri and Kári Fannar Lárusson, program officer, CAFF International Secretariat.
The 15 images to be displayed are the winning results of the Arctic Biodiversity “Through the Lens” photography competition, held by the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council. The competition received over 1800 entries from photographers from across the globe.
This showcase is part of a travelling exhibit that is raising awareness of the importance of Arctic wildlife and ecosystems, bringing attention to the multiple challenges facing Arctic nature and celebrating Arctic diversity. Furthermore the competition is intended to increase the visibility of the Arctic Council’s Arctic Biodiversity Assessment as well as the ongoing implementation of its recommendations.
The competition and touring exhibition have been made possible by sponsors including the Alcoa Foundation, the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network, and 14 Icelandic Arctic organizations. See more information here.