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Ólafur Steinar Gestsson
Photojournalist

Ólafur is and Icelandic/Danish photojournalist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ólafur work is focused on cultural og social issues and current affairs. Ólafur's work has been published in all major Danish newspaper and foreign medias as NY Times, Quartz and Indy100. 

Born 1989

BA in Urban Planning and Social Sciences, Roskilde University

BA in photojournalism, Danish School of Media and Journalism with internship at Berlingske/Scanpix

AWARDS:

2018: Px3, People/Personality, Honorable Mention

2018: Ritzau Scanpix Prize for best photojournalistic graduate project at DMJX

2017: CPOY, Sport Action: 2nd prize

2017: CPOY, Feature: 3rd prize

2017: CPOY, Spot News: 3rd prize

2016: Danish POY, Daily life: 1st prize

2016: CPOY, General News: Award of Excellence

EXHIBITIONS:

2018: 'State of the World', Paris. Curated by Mr. Hossein Farmani

2017: Copenhagen Photo Festival: A part of the DMJX exhibition 'Life Exposed'

2016: Mini Doc Festival, Vejle

CLIENTS:

Berlingske - Information - Jyllands-Posten - Politiken - Weekendavisen - BT - Ritzau Scanpix - CXO Magasinet - UNHCR Denmark - KVINFO - CPH Opera Festival - Fyens Stiftstidende - Nordjyske - Avisen Danmark - DR - Fréttablaðið - Børsen - Kristeligt Dagblad - TV2 - Media Movers - Reuters