Ettore Moni: Alps
Ettore Moni is a documentary photographer with a number of stunning projects that explore the Italian landscape and it’s transformation. With this series, Alps, Ettore examines how man has altered nature to allow interaction in high altitudes, and in doing so, damaging the magnificence that is being celebrated. Born in Parma, Italy he studied at the Art Institute in Parma before assisting at the Superstudio in Milan. He has exhibited in Italy at Untype in Parma and will soon have work featured European Festival of Photography in Reggio Emilia. His photographs have been published in, Domus ,Documentary Platform ,Thelenscollection, Repubblica, Splash and Grab magazine Uk.
Even though high-altitude tourism is undoubtedly a considerable source of income for mountain communities – who are frequently neglected by national agricultural and farming support policies –, massive anthropisation brings about a significant modification of landscape. The pictures of this inquiry aim at upsetting the viewers to make them feel like any mountain enthusiast who at the end of their trip are faced with something they would not want to find. My goal is to sensitize everybody and make them be aware of the irreversible damage that is nowadays suffered by our wonderful landscapes.
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