Location: Kleppjárnsstaðir, Egilsstaðir, Iceland
A Year Book
I am an elementary school teacher. I immigrated to Iceland 15 years ago. I teach at a small countryside school.
These photographs are of my students, husband and myself. By taking pictures of my home, job place and new family I am documenting a path in life I never planned or expected. As a woman I feel both the physical and emotional toll that comes with ageing. It's not easy coming into your own over time. The changes that occur to the body are humbling.
As a teacher from another country I have found tolerance, acceptance and caring from this small community of young people. Through the years I have watched them learn, grow, love, and grieve as they leave childhood to become young adults.
As a woman I do not have children of my own. Since arriving at this school I have realised the power an adult can make in a child’s life. It is immense. I am fulfilled as both a woman and a teacher in this very small community. It is a privilege.
Collective or Agency FÍSL - The Icelandic Contemporary Photography Association