Svavar Jonatansson

Icelandic Field Coordinator

Icelandic Field Coordinator

Born in 1981, Jonatansson lived in Denmark between the age of 6 and 10 and he grew up snowboarding and skateboarding in Iceland. Jonatansson started traveling frequently to Europe and later the United States in his early twenties where he photographed his surroundings and experiences, culminating in a personal project called Inland/Outland. He met James Balog outside an aluminum smelter in 2004 or 2005, and since then, has assisted him on the journey that has now become EIS. Jonatansson studied Sociology at the University of Iceland, and works full time on his photography and radio projects.