About Brynjar Gunnarsson - Ljósmyndari
Brynjar Gunnarsson is a photojournalist based in Reykjavik, Iceland. He primarily works in social documentation and press photography. He graduated with an MA degree in photojournalism from University of Westminster in 2008.
His MA project was about how climate change is changing the way people live. For this project he traveled to Europe’s largest glacier in Iceland, covered flood victims in Mozambique and studied the impact of drought in Cyprus on the society. These stories were commissioned by the Red Cross (Mozambique) and Morgunbladid newspaper (Iceland, Cyprus).
The Icelandic Press Photography Association awarded him with the 'Picture Story Of The Year' award for his story about Polish immigrants in Northwest Iceland. The Polish edition of National Geographic published part of that same story. Brynjar has also won the 'Nature Picture of the Year' by the association and he got second prize in 'News' category from Canon, Iceland.
Brynjar has worked for many publications, including: The Guardian, Observer, Iceland Review, The Red Cross and the Associated Press (AP) as well as being published by the National Geographic in Poland.