The exhibition, entitled “La fragile meraviglia. Un viaggio nella natura che cambia" (The fragile wonder. A journey in changing nature) by Paolo Pellegrin, curated by Walter Guadagnini with the support of Mario Calabresi, is the result of the first commission of the Gallerie d’Italia, which asked the author to create a collection of images dedicated to one of the central topics of our time, the relationship between humans and nature.
Paolo Pellegrin, one of the international masters of modern photography, travelled for over a year in search of images that would capture nature’s greatness: from Iceland and Greenland, to Sicily, Trentino Alto-Adige, Namibia and Costa Rica. His photos focus on the presence of the four elements of nature: earth, water, air and fire. Capturing an iceberg, glacier, or trees burning in Australia (a unique series that began before the commission) means speaking of humans and their actions, accentuating their relationship with the space in which they live and, simultaneously, with the primitive part of themselves.