Landscape is today considered as something dynamic, in continuous evolution and, consequently, difficult to define as it is closely linked to the action of mankind and its activities on the territory. Most of the changes on a landscape result from physical modifications by substitution (a total change, for example when a suburban area is built where there used to be cultivated fields) or by introduction (transformations occur without totally modifying it, though clashing with the remains of the previous landscape), or by abandonment (a landscape that is no longer cared-for changes through decay of its surface: buildings, artifacts, vegetation). In some cases the alteration of a landscape depends on its use. Alterations occur when, despite limited or no physical modifications, a place is used improperly.
Through the many signs that people, even unwittingly, leave on the territory, it is possible to trace its historical past: traces of life, of activities, of natural behaviour. The closer we get to present day, the more traces become overwhelming and easy to interpret.
Project presented in Giovane Fotografia Italiana #02 | CHANGE
(Bari, IT, 1986)
A graduate in Environmental and Territory Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Bari, he has been conducting for several years photographic research on the Apulian and Lucanian landscapes, focusing his own investigation on the signs of anthropic activity in the area. He approached photography in 2006 and followed the activities of the Photography Laboratory of the Polytechnic of Bari for several years under the guidance of the urban planner and photographer Michele Cera. He took part to several workshops held by Italian authors (Giovanni Chiaramonte, Marco Zanta, Massimo Sordi) as well as foreign authors (such as Simon Roberts) and exhibited his works in various group exhibitions (including “Architectures of the World”, “Hybrid Spaces” “Tirana Fields ”,“ Sin_Tesis Lab # 3 ”and more).