Documenting a National Holiday in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Kevin Faingnaert is a talented 29-year-old documentary and portrait photographer who currently lives and works in Ghent, Belgium. After finalizing a degree in Graphic and Digital Design, he started studying Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent.

Kevin Faingnaert recently travelled to villages in the Faroe Islands, a small protectorate of Denmark in the middle of the North Atlantic, to provide a glimpse into the lives of people living on the archipelago. He documented a national holiday in Tórshavn, the smallest capital in the world.

The puffin, the most iconic (and charismatic) bird on the Faroe Islands

Portrait of a young man in a traditional Faroese costume at the Ólavsøka festival in Tørshavn, Faroe Islands.

Rowing boats lining up for the anual rowing competition at Ólavsøka.

The Kollafjørdur fjord, an important harbour on the Faroe Islands.

A man in traditional Faroese costume at the harbour of Tørshavn, Faroe Islans

Midnight in Saksun, Faroe Islands. Because of the midnight sun, in June and July the islands have almost no hours of darkness.

The dragon head is the symbol of the rowing club of Tørshavn, which is the most winning Faroese rowing club since 1973.

The Tórshavn rowing club carrying their boat into the water for the anual rowing competition at Ólavsøka.

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