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The winner of the first edition of the Lagazuoi Photo Award

12/06/2020

The artist Olivo Barbieri is ready to get into high altitude

With his innovative project that pays homage to the Dolomites, the giant of international photography wins the first prize of the Lagazuoi Photo Award.
Barbieri's vision is innovative both in terms of content and aesthetics and emphasises the monumentality of the Dolomites and their ability to tell "the story of the earth turned upside down".
His visual language won the favour of the jury members: Nathalie Herschdorfer, Andréa Holzherr, Susanna Tamaro, Mario Calabresi and Stefano Illing chaired by Denis Curti

The exhibition takes place from July 5th to 10th September

Cortina d’Ampezzo, 12th June 2020_An art gallery at an altitude of 2,778 meters, a laboratory where you can imagine the future, a range of programs that lets ideas and visions soar high. Since May 30th, thanks to the reopening of the Lagazuoi cable car - the first in Cortina and the entire Alpine region to start summer operations - the Lagazuoi EXPO Dolomiti opened again to visitors and hikers, offering them an authentic and aesthetically intense experience.

The mountains are mute masters who make for silent pupils. If so, the Lagazuoi Expo Dolomiti was realized to give these pupils a voice. From July 5th, the culture centre will host the voice - and the exhibition - of one of the most important contemporary photographers, Olivo Barbieri, who won the first edition of the Lagazuoi Photo Award. Known for his touring exhibitions “site specific” in Las Vegas, New York, Shanghai, with his camera lens Barbieri has masterfully revolutionized the way the Dolomites were told since now with a valuable monographic work entitled "Dolomites Project 2010".

Under the chairmanship of Denis Curti - one of Europe’s most important curators - the members of the jury, Mario Calabresi, Nathalie Herschdorfer, Andréa Holzherr, Susanna Tamaro and Stefano Illing he was named the winner and thus rewarded for his visual language, which is fascinating both aesthetically and in terms of content.
The artist carried out this project together with Trentino Marketing, Mart and the Autonomous Province of Trento as part of the initiatives to promote the recognition of the Dolomites as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Thanks to the well thought-out use of depth of field, the images offer a monumental view of the mountains, having absolutely nothing in common with the purely documentary aspect. The exhibition is open until September 10th.

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