Activities | ‘The Dolomites. The heart of stone of the Earth’, 50 shots by photographer Georg Tappeiner
‘The Dolomites. The heart of stone of the Earth’
50 shots by photographer
From 19 June to 2 September the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, the largest exhibition space in the centre of Rome, will be playing host to fifty pictures taken by photographer Georg Tappeiner. This showcase in the heart of Rome will house the exhibition entitled “The heart of stone of the Earth”, which has already touched down in Prague and Zagreb, enchanting all its visitors with the emotional impact of the stunning images captured by this photographer from Merano (Alto Adige).
“They looked so out of place with the green slopes they sat on that we began to believe they were stone icebergs that could have easily drifted away, leaving no trace of their presence on the land”
This is how English travellers and writers Josiah Gilbert and George Cheetham Churchill described their amazement when they first saw the Dolomites.
“When you see these mountains, you rub your eyes in incredulity, afraid that the next time you look, all those peaks and summits may have vanished into thin air”
With 50 photographs on display, visitors will be taken on a journey through the Dolomites, which UNESCO inscribed on its World Heritage List in 2009.
Using a Hasselblad camera, the famous photographer from Merano, Georg Tappeiner, took photos which release a primeval force, even managing to capture shooting stars as they streak fleetingly across the sky, lighting up the monumental rock faces of the Dolomites.
Georg Tappeiner was born in Merano in 1964. He spent ten years in London working as an advertising photographer, later settling in Milan. In 2005 he began exploring the Dolomites, capturing the magic of the stunning natural beauty of the mountains designated a World Heritage Site. His photos have featured in a large number of magazines, including the Italian edition of “Geo” and the German edition of “National Geographic”. He has been a Supporter of the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation for a number of years now.