Da inverno a inverno (From winter to winter) – precisely from February 14, 2019 to January 13, 2020 – is a beautiful volume that collects about 200 photographs, mostly in black and white, selected from the photographic project commissioned to the author by the cultural heritage department of the Region Emilia Romagna.
With its sky-blue cover marked by constellations of dates and crossed by a goat, Paola De Pietri’s newly released book displays two-hundred photographs that observe the changes in the rural landscape of the region Emilia Romagna. Wandering through the villages in the countryside and their hamlets, De Pietri has created a body of work in which man is never shown but still clearly a fundamental presence through the traces of his work. And then, the passing of time, throughout the seasons, from the grape harvest to the sowing, to the pruning….
Indeed, everything along this journey speaks of the landscape as a web of relationships with nature that we might have considered lost, but indeed survive, projecting into the future the significance of millennial activities. This way of looking at the landscape, then, turns out to be a profoundly political act. One of the few left to defend.
Stefano Catucci, from the text that accompanies the book.
From Winter to Winter is designed by Leonardo Sonnoli. Curated by Silvia Ferrari, texts by Antonello Frongia, Stefano Catucci and Roberto Balzani