By Carlo Lombardi
FOTOLEGGENDO 2017 AWARD
Exhibition curated by Eliana Bambino
The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) lives throughout the oceans and seas all over the world, prefers breeding in temperate and subtropical regions. Since 2015, Caretta caretta has been enclosed in the Red List of the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) and it has been classified as ‘vulnerable’, as subjected to extinction. Scientists believe that the world population of this species is decreasing.
These animals are very sensitive and pay for several human activities, such as: man exploitation of the coasts, due to artificial light in breeding areas, global warming (the increase of the sand temperature inside the nests affects the sex of the about to be born), pollution and by catch fishing are the main treats for this species.
The subpopulation of the Mediterranean area mainly breeds along the coasts of the East basin, whilefew nests are recorded (identified) in the West one. Every year, there are about 150 thousand captures (the sea turtles are victims of by catch, careless fishing, with nets and baits, in particular trotlines, trawls and bottom gillnets) as well as 40 thousand deaths, due to fishing and to the clash with boats and ingestion of plastic material.
Even if man, in this case, looks like a torturer, he has got also all the instruments and remedies to put an end to this massacre: there is a net of professionals (doctors, vets, biologists, marine biologists) who freely carry on several researches and activities, surveys, advertising and sensitive campaigns. Each year, thanks to their presence and working cooperation, hundreds of specimens are saved and released in their natural sea habitat.
Carlo Lombardi (1988) realizes long-term independent projects exploring the possibilities offered by photography, video and sound. His research develops through the analysis of details and the study of atmospheres able to reveal hidden realities related with environmental issues. His approach, more emotional than factual, allow the imagery the space required for a broader interpretation. His interest is focused on natural ecosystems threatened by man, and on the exploration of dynamical equilibrium of coexistence between living organism and non-living materials.
His projects have been published on the British Journal of Photography, on IO-Donna - Corriere dellasera and on the Deir Greif magazine. His work has already been exposed and it will be exposed again in several photo festivals including: Hamburg Triennale, Festival della Fotografia Etica, FotoLeggendo, Fotofestiwal Lodtz, Boutographie, Festival della Fotografia Europea etc.
venerdì 8 giugno ore 18.00
Nelle tre giornate inaugurali le mostre osserveranno il seguente orario: venerdì 8 giugno, dalle 18 alle 22, sabato 9 e domenica 10 giugno, dalle 10 alle 22.
Dall' 11 al 28 giugno 2018
dal martedì al sabato
dalle 10 alle 13 e dalle 15.30 alle 19.30
sabato 15.30 alle 19.30
Officine Fotografiche Roma
via Giuseppe Libetta, 1, 00154 Roma