Honorable Mention / 2018 / Press / Feature Story

THE FAROESE POSTAL WORKERS, CONNECTING A REMOTE ISLAND NATION.

  • Photographer
    Christian Petersen

In the dark waters of the North Atlantic is the remote 18 island
archipelago of the Faroe Islands. The Faroese have a unique
culture and language of their own that has sustained invasion and
colonialism. Sense of place and identity is paramount to the
Faroese. This is the story of the Faroese postal workers who help
keep the island nation connected, both literally and
metaphorically, using helicopters, small boats, tunnels and on
foot. Bringing the post means a connection with one another and
with the outside world.

British photographer living and working in London.

My photographic work is mainly concerned with people, places and things, and the connections between these.. I studied geography and have an interest in ways of thinking about space and place. I am also interested in creating narrative in both photographs and words.

I have a related love of the natural world and poetry, both of which influence my practice.

I have been working on a long term photographic essay about the changing nature of the Faroe Islands.

Awards MA Documentary Photography - Distinction
University of the Arts, London.