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Reykjavik, Iceland

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Henny Gylfa (Gylfadottir) is an Icelandic photographer based in New York City. She does a wide variety of assignment work that has included documentary, editorial, travel and sports subjects, as well as underwater photography.  She received her master’s degree in Digital photography from School of Visual Arts in New York.

Her work has been exhibited internationally and appeared in such publications as National Geographic, PDN Photo District News, The Telegraph, Mirror, Huffington Post among others. She has won several awards and grants, as well as being recognized by the Sony World Photography Organization.


The Telegraph | The Mirror | The Sony Blog |Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography | L’Oeil Photography | Elizabeth Avedon Blog| L’OBS | Yahoo News | Huffington Post | Business Insider | Mobile Magazine| The Creators Project, Vice Magazine | Digital Photographer | Resource magazine | Cultura Inquieta | Dagblated Kultur | All In Singapore | Luxe.co | Gazeta | Playtech | Rediff | National Geographic Magazine | PDN Photo District News | National Newspaper of Iceland | Salka Publisher | Grapevine


2015   Finalist | New York Photo Festival | Documentary

2015   Selected for Book Publication | Detroit Center for Contemporary Photograpy

2015   Recipient | 8th Julia Margaret Cameron Award

2015   Shortlisted | Sony World Photography Award | Mobile Phone Award

2015   Finalist | 8th JMC | People

2015   Winner | 8th JMC | Cell Phone Photography

2014   Thesis Scholarship Award | School of Visal Arts

2014   Featured Artist | Nokia Future Creatives Project

2011   People’s Choice Award | PDN, Photo District News |“The great outdoors”

2008   Selected for book Publication | Salka Publisher | “Women have the word”


2016   The Palazzo Italia  | 4th Biennal of Fine Art & Documentary photography | Berlin, Germany

2015   Somerset House | London, UK

   Sony World Photography Exhibition | Traveling Exhibition

Beijing World Art Museum | Beijing, China

Willy-Brandt-Haus | Berlin, Germany

Liverpool One | Liverpool, UK

Romanian Peasant Museum|Bucharest, Romania

Stainless Gallery | Delhi, India

Koelnmesse| Cologne, Germany

Galeries Seippel | Cologne, Germany

Yixian Photgraphy Festival| Yixian, China

Bozar | Brussels, Belgium

Obscura Gallery | Melbourne, Australia

House of Art | Bratislava, Slovakia

Lishui Museum of Photography| Lishui, China

The Cotton Mill Factory| Pingyao, China

Lianzhou Foto Festival | Lianzhou, China

Gallery Photographer| Moscow, Russia

China Photography Biennale | Hunan, China

Catania Aeroporto Fontanarossa | Catania, Italy

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles| Paris, France

2015   Powerhouse Arena | The Last Picture Show | Brooklyn, USA

2015   Dongdaemun Design Plaza | Seoul International Photo Festival | Seoul, South Korea

2014   Calumet Gallery | Natural Selection | New York City, USA

2014   Gramercy Gallery | 23/7 | New York City, USA

2013   Aperture Gallery | The Exposure Award Exhibition | New York City, USA

2006   Ljosmyndaskolinn Gallery | Underwater | Reykjavik, Iceland



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