Sigriður Zoëga 1889–1968: Icelandic Studio Photographer

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Sigriður Zoëga (1889–1968) was one of the leading photographers in Iceland during the first half of the twentieth century. Born in Reykjavik in 1889, she was the daughter of Geir Zoëga, later headmaster of the College of Reykjavik. Her father was an anglophile, professor of English and author of Icelandic-English dictionaries. Her father's uncle, also named Geir Zoëga, was the first professional tourist guide in Iceland, an entrepreneur, and the key figure in the financial and social ascent of the Zoëga family in Iceland. There was a long tradition of foreign connections in the Zoëga family, and the children all went abroad for longer or shorter stays.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-35
Number of pages8
JournalHistory of Photography
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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