USM Art alum Justin Levesque ’10 explores Maine’s growing partnership with Iceland through photography, podcast
USM Public Affairs
"Class of 2010 graduate Justin Levesque's obsession with Iceland can be traced back to his youth, when his love for the arctic nation's most recognizable pop star helped to spurn his passion.
"I'll be very candid about it. I'm a huge Björk fan," said Levesque.
Besides Björk's unique and unmistakable voice, there's something else about Iceland that's piqued the interest of the Photography alumnus -- the growing connection between the arctic nation and the state of Maine."
"Curious about Iceland's involvement on the Portland, Maine waterfront, Levesque set out to tell the story of what exactly was going on.
The project? Documenting the nine day journey from Portland, Maine to Reykjavik, Iceland on Icelandic shipping company Eimskip's container ship, the MV Selfoss, taking the route known as the "Green Line."
And normally, passage aboard one of Eimskip's vessels is not open to the public.
The multimedia project, ICELANDx207, aims to document Iceland's recent entry into the Maine waterfront and the economy.
His mediums? Photography and podcast."