Iceland is sometimes called a “city state” but that is an exaggeration. Iceland is a large and diverse island, and its widely-dispersed communities play an important role in Icelandic society.
Yet more than two-thirds of Iceland’s population live in a relatively small area in and around the capital, Reykjavík, and that is where things happen!
Photographer Bragi Þór Jósefsson has been taking a look at people and buildings in Reykjavík and its neighbouring communities, and in this book he presents his findings.
Is Reykjavík the world’s smallest metropolis? Or its biggest village? Iceland’s capital has never been captured with such clarity and vision as in Bragi’s photos. He examines every district of the city, its culture and the social scene, planning and chaos, the splendid and the commonplace.
Bragi’s photos are accompanied by Illugi Jökulsson’s account of the history of Reykjavík, the character of the city, and its development to the present day.