Icelandic saucepan revolution







During the fall of 2008, in a few days time, Iceland and its economy passed away. It was dissolved like a tiny sugar lump in the huge pot of global crisis. Its three banks went to bankruptcy, their currency shrank and a monstrous debt ten times bigger than their GDP made Iceland to be the first western country dependant of the IMF.


After months in silence and shocked, Icelanders woke up. They took the streets to ask responsibilities to their politicians. A saucepan revolution shook Reykjavik during weeks. These were the biggest demos in 60 years, including the first riots. Finally in Jan 2009, the Icelandic government was the first to be overthrown by the global crisis.


I photographed the protests which made the government to collapse during this crucial week of January 2009.












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