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Foundation's event
3 may 2017


National Geographic pays tribute to the UNESCO Dolomites in Prague

with an exhibition of 50 pictures by photographer Georg Tappeiner 


“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”


National Geographic in the Czech Republic with the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation

The exhibition is a joint venture between National Geographic in the Czech Republic, the Italian Embassy in Prague and the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation.


The exhibition

The exhibition ‘Dolomiti – il cuore di pietra del mondo’ (The Dolomites – the heart of stone on the Earth) will be presented on Wednesday 3 May 2017 at 6.00 pm at Galerie Novoměstské radnice in Prague and will be open to the public until 28 May 2017.

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.

It is a travelling photographic exhibition and last year the UNESCO Dolomites were the protagonist of a similar exhibition, that time in Zagreb at the National Archaeological Museum.


Georg Tappeiner

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.


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