The photographic exhibition “Kaukasus Karakorum”

Mostra-fotografica-Kaukasus-Karakorum_01Glaciers are the white heart of our planet. Revealing the vibrant essence of these gigantic stores of the Earth”s water resources is the objective of the “Kaukasus Karakorum – On the trail of the glaciers” Exhibition with an approach that is historical, artistic and scientific at the same time. About thirty historical glacier photographs taken on various exhibitions more than a century ago are compared with large-format photographs showing exactly the same views today.

The exhibition, exhibited at the Messner Mountain Museum Firmian from March 3 to November 17, 2013, is a product of the project organised by Fabiano Ventura called “On the trail of the glaciers”. Together with a team of scientists, the Italian photographer and mountaineer surveyed and photographed the mountains of the Karakorum. In the framework of the project there are plans for further expeditions to the main mountain glaciers of the world. The goal is to gain an overview of the state of the glaciers and future developments with regard to the global climate.

It is hoped that the visual immediacy of the photographs will strengthen the environmental awareness of the visitors to the exhibition and promote public interest in environmental protection and climate change – to benifit of the glaciers, which are critical for the future of mankind as a reservoir for the world”s water reserves.

The exhibition also includes a video with excerpts from two documentaries that were made of the expedition by SC Cinematografica.

“Kaukasus Karakorum” is being presented this year as a special exhibition at the Messner Mountain Museum Firmian from 3 March to 17 November 2013. It is open daily except Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last admission 5 p.m.).

Exhibition catalogue

Copertina-Catalogo-mostra-Kaukasus-Karakorum_low76 pages 26.5 x24 cm format, 6 panoramic pictures 75 cm long , full color. Introduction by Reinhold Messner and Claudio Smiraglia, professor of physical geography at the University of Milan and Coordinator of the Scientific Committee of the project “On the trace of glaciers “. Texts by the author. Published by E20Progetti. Cover price euro 24, available in exhibition to euro 20.

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Setting – up and opening of the photographic exhibition
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Sponsors of the expedition “Caucaso 2011″

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