|A Smithsonian staff member in the hall outside Iceland Revealed exhibit|
At 80 years old, he has forsaken diving (too dangerous, he claims; he has related some really "close calls"). Now he photographs terrestrial landscapes with high definition equipment. He has spent the last several years making expeditions to Iceland, which has resulted in an exhibition of his work at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington opening on July 2, 2015.
Mr. Pitcairn collaborated with Icelandic poet Ari Trausti Guðmundsson to "reveal a land of fire, ice, hardy life, and natural beauty. Visitors to the exhibit experience the remote beauty of Iceland, a land sculpted by the elements and forged by active geologic activity."
|Enjoying the exhibit|
|A beaming Mr. Pitcairn|
Though Mr. Pitcairn's images are striking, Mary's not much motivated by stark, sere landscapes. I doubt we'll take Mr. Haarde up on his offer.
Mr. Pitcairn has also published an art book of his Icelandic images. Pennypack can obtain copies for anyone interested in buying the book.
Submitted by David Robertson