Ingvar Högni Ragnarsson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1981. He graduated with Bachelor of Fine Art from The Icelandic Academy of Visual Art in 2007 and studied documentary photography in the Royal Academy of Art in den Haag.
Ingvar Högni Ragnarsson’s artistic practice is situated somewhere in between art photography and documentary – often with a documentary view as starting point and the artistic way of looking at things and creating images as the result.
His images are often emptied of human physical presence just showing the landscapes and sites constructed by humans in all its mess and glory. His work is not moralizing or strictly political just posing some questions making us reflect on how we treat landscapes – nature’s as well as the urban landscape.
Alongside his aristic production Ingvar Högni has participated in various cultural activities and projects. He ran a bookstore and publication company called Útúrdúr in Reykjavik and has photographed for various clients in Iceland and abroad. At the moment he is persuing his master´s degree in Applied Studies in Culture and Communication at the University of Iceland.
Photo by Ari Magg