A Thousand Autumns
A tradition as old as Iceland itself, rettir, the annual movement of herds of sheep and horses from summer pasture in the wild, remote highlands back down to coastal farms and grazing areas in the autumn, was vital for the early settlers to survive the long, often brutal winters. From the time the first settlers arrived on the island in the 900’s, right through to today, the people of Iceland have put their daily lives on hold ever autumn to gather and retrieve their herds from some of the most rugged and unforgiving landscapes in the world. A Thousand Autumns follows a young farmer named Ingvar and his small band of men and women as they battle the torrential rains, life-threatening floods, and
Bob Krist (DP, Writer, Director) is a longtime photographer for National Geographic and first went to Iceland to shoot a country profile story for the magazine in 1986. He spent four and a half months on that assignment and it started his love affair with Iceland and her people, and he has covered the island nation countless times in the ensuing years. As a still shooter, Krist was named “Travel Photographer of the Year” three times by the Society of American Travel Writers and his work garnered awards in the World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, and Communication Arts competitions. He began shooting video about five years ago.His motion clients include National Geographic Expeditions, Four Seasons Hotels, Sony, VisitPhilly.com as well as major non-profits and foundations. He won the Lowell Thomas Gold award for Best Travel Broadcast in 2014 and the Silver in the same competition in 2015 for travel films he shot on assignment for National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel blog.