© Fondazione Bracco and Patriarchs of Nature Association in Italy

Exhibition

Patriarchs of Nature – Extraordinary trees of Italy

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The photographic exhibition offers a journey through Italy, from north to south, in 22 botanical stages, one for each region: from the ash of Pont Sec in Valle d’Aosta, more than three centuries old, to the wild olive of Luras in Sardinia, which has more than 3000 years.

A narration with images and words to discover the “Patriarchs of nature”, so-called for their extraordinary age: the longest-living of all species, and centuries of history have passed by under their branches.
The centuries-old plants have been silent witnesses to social and environmental changes that have made their mark on the territories where they still live. This role as a bridge between past and future is even more significant today, in an era that lives in a difficult suspension: they are to all effects and memory of our history, to pass on intact to future generations.

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Credits

Cover: Cover: La Quercia delle Streghe (Tuscany), estimated age: about 300 years, Patriarchs of Nature Exhibition - Extraordinary Trees of Italy © Fondazione Bracco and Patriarchs of Nature Association in Italy

Conceived and curated by Bracco Foundation and Associazione Patriarchi della Natura in Italia”
Photographs Sergio Guidi Andrea Gulminelli Gabriele Piazzoli
Text by Fondazione Bracco and Associazione “Patriarchi della Natura in Italia”

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