Einar “Effi” Falur Ingolfsson

Einar “Effi” Falur Ingolfsson was born in 1966. He was only fourteen’s years old when he started working as a photographic-stringer for Morgunbladid, Iceland’s leading newspaper, later he completed a degree in literature at the University of Iceland and an MFA in Photography at the School of Visual Arts, New York in 1995. He spent 15 years as the Director of Photography of Morgunbladid, Iceland’s leading newspaper. His photographs have appeared in many exhibitions in museums and galleries, books, newspapers, and periodicals both in Iceland and abroad.


Ingólfsson in one of Iceland’s best known art and documentary photographers. His work includes photographs of authors, taken for various publishing houses, and photographic narratives compiled in a host of countries, including India, China, Bolivia, Peru, Australia, the United States, Canada, and the Faeroe Islands. He has taught extensively in The Photography School in Reykjavik, the Iceland Academy of Arts and the last years he taught a workshop with his mentor and friend Mary Ellen Mark in Reykjavik. He has edited a number of photographic books and lectured widely on photography.


Among Effi’s books are Saga-Sites – In the Footsteps of W.G. Collingwood, nominated for the Icelandic literery price and the exhibition mounted in Reykjavik and New York City; a book of travel essays, written and photographe;; The Selection, on the history of Icelandic photography, and nine books on flyfishing and nature in Iceland.