The photographer Gunnlöð Jóna Rúnarsdóttir, alumni of Elisava’s Master’s Degree in Photography and Design, is one of the participants in the first edition of the photographic exhibition KBr Llama 21, organised by the KBr Fundación MAPFRE. The exhibition, which has the collaboration of Elisava and the photography schools Grisart, Idep Barcelona and IEFC, aims to support emerging creation and the new generations of photographers who are starting their professional careers after having been trained in photography schools in Barcelona.
The exhibition brings together four projects, completed by the photographers Laura Gálvez-Rhein (Frankfurt am Main, 1998), Blanca Munt (Barcelona, 1997) and Gael del Río (Barcelona, 1990), which, in a very personal way, take us to different realities based on the memory of the past or on aspects related to collective identity. In the case of Gunnlod, his work approaches collective histories that give shape to a local reality and identity. Specifically, he delves into Icelanders’ popular belief in ghosts, elves and huldufólk (hidden people) to compose a dreamlike, multifaceted and contemporary portrait of his country, Iceland.