Special Exhibitions

The Long Apartment Block in Upper Breiðholt

David Barreiro

The building measures 320 metres, bearing a resemblance to a great wall. With its twenty staircases and 200 apartments, it is home to a few hundred people. David Barreiro has photographed the building, the interiors of the apartments, and its inhabitants who share the experience of moving to Iceland from across the world.

David Barreiro was born in 1982 in Galicia in Spain. His project is the fruit of a grant from the Hjálmar R. Bárðarson Fund, administered by the Icelandic Museum of Photography at the National Museum.