Steadily, little by little, trees have entered into the “spirit of our times”: films, exhibitions and books dedicated to them are more and more numerous.
With great astonishment, we have finally understood that trees are Living Beings which use – amongst other things - complex and effective strategies and means of communication.
Our civilisation is finally doing justice to our century-old companions without which life on earth would no doubt be impossible.
But here, in this exhibition, it’s the bark that becomes undisputed protagonist, telling us all about incredible resemblances, colours, beauty and art.
With the magic of its imaginary shapes, the trees’ bark converts us into magicians and “helps us to help”: all the proceeds from the sale of the photos will be donated to “Corri La Vita Onlus” Association (www.corrilavita.it). Every year, the association organizes an important charity event on the last Sunday of September in Florence. It is a race and a walk amongst the streets of the city to raise funds against breast cancer and to help those women who are affected. The association finances projects ranging from prevention to the early diagnosis of the illness up to support and rehabilitation. 36,000 contestants in 2018!
Photos by JANINE LAURENT JOSI