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Living Roof

"Living Roof" by photographer Steven Hirsch

"Living Roof"
Location: Vagar, Faroe Islands, Denmark
Date: January 2022
Photographer: Steven Hirsch
Ohio State Affiliation: Alumni
Home Country: United States
Category: Arts & Culture
Award: Honorable Mention
2022 International Photography Exhibition

Description: "Hundreds of years ago the Norse began putting grass on their roofs as a way of keeping the warmth in in the winter and warm the homes cool in the summer. This iconic architecture is seen throughout Scandinavia, but particularly in the Faroe Islands. Drangarnir, the collective name for the two sea stacks in the distance in this photo is an iconic location here on the island of Vagar. I combined this well known architecture with Drangarnir to complete the image."