The birth of Dolomites imagery on display

Visitors have until 16 May to visit the exhibition “Franz Dantone Photographer of the Dolomites (1839–1909) – The emergence of a collective ideal.” hosted at Palazzo Trentini as part of the Trento Film Festival. The exhibition is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturday only in the morning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pictures from the inauguration

The exhibition represents a collaborative effort between the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation and the Istitut Cultural Ladin “majon di fascegn” and was curated by photographer Davide Baldrati. The inauguration on 24 April was attended by a large audience and many authorities, including the Chairperson of the Provincial Council of the Autonomous Province of Trento, whose office houses the exhibition; the Councillor for Housing Policy, Heritage, State Property, and Promotion of the Knowledge of Autonomy of the Autonomous Province of Trento; and the Councillor for the Protection and Promotion of Linguistic Minorities of the Autonomous Region of Trentino-South Tyrol.

The following video presents the motivations for the project and immerses the viewer in the world of Franz Dantone, who was among the first to immortalise the beauty of the Dolomites, contributing from his local perspective, to creating a collection of imagery that would prove instrumental in the inclusion of the Dolomites on the World Heritage List.