“The Dolomites. The heart of stone of the Earth”: a photography exhibition by Georg Tappeiner

A true journey through extremely high-definition aerial images and original and unusual shots of these unique mountains declared a World Heritage Site in 2009.

With rock walls in the half-light and sweeping clouds, Tappeiner’s photographs truly evoke the ancient power of these mountains, managing even to capture the fleeting fall of meteors illuminating these natural cathedrals with a blaze of light.

La Gusela del Vescovà. Picture by Georg Tappeiner

A travelling exhibition

This exhibition of Georg Tappeiner’s photography has been celebrated across Europe, and was hosted in 2018 at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, while in 2017 “The Dolomites. The heart of stone of the Earth” was at Palazzo Fulcis in Belluno for the “Beyond the Peaks” Festival. In May 2017, the result of collaboration between the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation and National Geographic Czechia, the exhibition was on display at the Galerie Novoměstské radnice in Prague. In June 2016, Tappeiner’s photographs were exhibited at the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb in collaboration with National Geographic Croatia.

Aerial view of Civetta Moiazza group

Photographer Georg Tappeiner

Georg Tappeiner was born in Merano in 1964. He spent ten years in London working as an advertising photographer, before moving to Milan. From 2005, he explored the Dolomites to capture the magic of the natural spectacle offered by these World Heritage mountains. His photographs have been published in a wide range 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 several years.