MOUNTAIN AND DESERTIFICATION (2008)
"(...) can we say that mountain is "in crisis"? Depopulation, climate changes, digital divide, touristic exploitation; these dynamics represent a "desertification" process and caracterize more and more mountain areas and all socio-economical analysis about them".
(Alessandro Ottenga, Francisco De Souza, from the catalague Open your mountains_Montagna e desertificazione)
"Much contemporary photography focuses its attention towards the study and the representation of problems concerning territories and society; particularly, in this last decade, many artists proposed new gazes on mountain environment. Mountain offers today to these non ingenous gazes big visual opportunities for new researches, often presenting places and situations on the border in between different perceptions, in between different problems and possible fruitions, crossing tradition and future, weakness and potentials".
(Luca Andreoni, from the catalague Open your mountains_Montagna e desertificazione, Mountain Photo Festival)