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Nancy Libson has been taking photographs of people and places with a special interest in rural communities for decades. Her solo exhibitions include "Small Towns and Villages of Rural Wisconsin, Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and Canada" at Harvard University's Fogg Art Museum, "Maine Villages" at the Wisconsin State Historical Society in Madison, and "Summertime Iceland: Light as a Metaphor at the House of Sweden," which was sponsored by the Embassy of Iceland in Washington, D.C., and selected group exhibits include the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle and the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland. Her photographs were included in the PhotoIreland Festival in Dublin sponsored by Cow House Studios, and her photographs of children are in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. In 2020 and 2021, she received two individual grants from the (Washington) DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

About the Contributor

Kristín Helga Gunnarsdóttir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1963 and was raised there. She studied Spanish at the Universities of Iceland and Barcelona and received her B.A. in Spanish and journalism from the University of Utah. A writer, columnist, and environmental activist, she is best known for her series of children's books on the character Fíasól. She is a three-time winner of the Icelandic Women's Literature Award and the Reykjavik City Children's Book Award and resides in Reykjavik.







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