Georg Tappeiner and the team from the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation can feel immense satisfaction to see the walls of the prestigious Palazzo delle Esposizioni exhibition hall in Rome displaying the stunning rocky contours and mountain light captured by the photographer from Alto Adige. If all roads lead to Rome, so do the Dolomite mountain paths, at least for the summer of 2018, in the show that is open until 2 September.
The photographer speaks
“It is a great honour for me to have my work on show in such a prestigious location as the Palazzo delle Esposizioni” insists Tappeiner on the opening evening of the show taking place in the Sala Fontana on Tuesday 19 June. “I would like to thank the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation of which I was one of the first supporters. After taking these photographs to various parts of Europe it gives me great satisfaction to see them land in Rome”.
An opportunity to promote the Dolomites
The partnership forged with the management of the Palazzo delle Esposizioni will make it possible, for the whole time the exhibition is open, to offer visitors not only the usual catalogue but further information on the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation, including the chance to see two documentaries created with the assistance of Fausta Slanzi and with photography and editing by Nicola Berti, inviting viewers to discover the many famous names from the worlds of art, music and literature who have drawn their inspiration from the Dolomites, from the painter Titian to the novelist Dino Buzzati, from the composer Gustav Malher to comics artists and illustrators such as Aurelio Galleppini, known as “Galep”, one of the creators of the Wild West character Tex Willer, plus the many photographers.
Georg Tappeiner photographs have already been on show in Zagreb and Prague, to the great acclaim of both visitors and critics, to the extent that some of the pictures making up the exhibition entitled “The Dolomites – The rocky heart of the world” (Il cuore di pietra del mondo) have been published in the National Geographic magazine.
Georg Tappeiner was born in Merano in 1964. After spending some time in London where he worked in the advertising industry, he set up a studio in Milan. For the last thirteen years the Dolomites have been his favourite subject and he became one of the official supporters of the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation, his photography making a great contribution to raising worldwide awareness of the geological and landscape value of this World Heritage Site.
Ph. Gregor Staschitz