Hrafn Hólmfríðarson Jónsson (Krummi): Bene Fits
1 June–31 July
Bene Fits is a compelling and intimate work of photography by Hrafn Hólmfríðarson Jónsson (Krummi), dealing with the reality of being disabled and living in poverty in the 21st century Icelandic welfare state – of a deprived existence in one of the world‘s wealthiest countries. Bene Fits places the personal alongside the socio-economic, creating an experience that stirs us, sparks reflection and offers a new vision. The work starkly underlines the interplay between market and welfare system in a society where happiness is said to lie in increased purchasing power. Where does that leave those of us who cannot take part in the consumer frenzy?
Krummi was born in Reykjavík in 1990. He graduated from the School of Photography in early 2021 and has since gained praise for his atmospheric and sensitive photography. His work has been exhibited at Gallerí Port, Ásmundarsalur, the Reykjavík Museum of Photography and at the Copenhagen Photo Festival.
Krummi‘s photographs will be displayed in Pósthússtræti by Austurvöllur throughout the summer.