VAJONT


THE BOOK "NEL VENTRE DELLA BALENA"

Delphicaphoto libro "Nel ventre della balena. Vajont 2013"

A book of 96 images taken on 35 mm black and white film and digitally reproduced for this photographic reportage born from the deep desire to remember what happened on 9th October 1963 at the Vajont dam in Italy.

 

But this book also wants to be a testimony of struggle and rebirth both of all those who lived that criminal tragedy, both of the younger generations and of anyone who approaches the history of these places today. 

 

In each photo I have put all my participation in the life that breathes in these mountains on the border between the italian regions Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, and the desire to show, 50 years after the Vajont disaster, the strength and courage of the inhabitants through the their countries, water, stones, objects, landscapes.  

 

It is my gaze as a woman, the sensitivity for small and intimate human things, and for the greatness of the natural world so close and precious.

 

A union in a common embrace aimed at those who, with an open mind, let themselves be guided page after page, between light and shadow, to discover the traces that invite to knowledge and hope.

 

A rich, intense book. A voice of rebirth, in silent respect for pain and dedicated to all the people who lost their lives and loved ones that night, and to today's young people, children of love for this beautiful land and of the memory that builds the future.

Delphicaphoto at the Vajont gorge
In the Vajont gorge during the days of the reportage

The book consists of 102 pages, measures 12x12 in with a hard cover and is printed on high quality pearl paper Proline photographic paper.

Two frames of the black and white film used for the reportage about Vajont
Two frames of the black and white film used for the reportage about Vajont

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