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Igor Ponti

Trapa Natans

Fontana Edizioni, Lugano — 2023
SFr. 26.00
Pages: 80
Edition: First edition
Dimensions: 17 × 24 cm
Language: Italian
ISBN: 978-88-8191-716-7

A two-year project during which the photographer dedicated himself to capturing the ever-changing soul of the landscape surrounding Lake Muzzano. The result is a thorough investigation of the intricate relationship between human beings and nature.

Through the camera lens, Ponti managed to create a visual narrative that explores the complexity of the urban and natural landscape, highlighting the beauty and fragility of the environment that surrounds us. The focus is placed on the Water Chestnut – Trapa Natans – a plant that once thrived in the waters of Lake Muzzano but became extinct due to the lack of respect and care from the local community.

A powerful warning: an alert about the consequences of our indifference towards the environment, and an invitation to engage in the protection of our natural heritage. His images serve as visual testimonies of the current state of the territory. The photographer urges us to reflect on our impact on the world around us and the importance of taking care of it to avoid irreparable losses, such as that of the Trapa Natans.

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