Monday, August 19, 2013

Meeting Mary Ellen Mark and Effi Ingólfsson

This past week Mary and I had the pleasure of meeting American Master Photographer Mary Ellen Mark and her filmmaker husband, Martin Bell, who were in Iceland to conduct a seminar on photography and film in partnership with Effi Ingólfsson and Inga Jóhannsdóttir. During an unforgettable dinner hosted by Effi and Inga and expertly prepared by the incomparable Áslaug Snorradóttir, we had the opportunity to meet a group of extraordinary students from every part of the globe and to see the fruit of their work the next day at an exhibit at Iceland’s National Museum. It was not surprising to see the results of the partnership between Mary Ellen and Effi as both are magnificent photographers. We hope to see a repeat of this seminar as it is an incredible opportunity for Icelandic photography and art students to learn from two of the best.