Periyar, India

  • Massimo Sartori
  • 2015
  • Inv. No. 378.16.02
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Paesaggio
Size M
40x60cm Dimensions
Inkjet pigmented print on paper Hahnemuhle Technique
Showcase frame Mounting

For Sartori the camera lens becomes a pivotal instrument of discovery of all these realities, which he faces during his travels. In this picture the landscaped has the upper hand over the human element, becoming the main focus of the artwork. This is the national park of Periyar, in India, famous for its flourishing fauna, elephants in particular. A vast and pure natural panorama, through which a human being moves just as an actor on stage, opens out before our eyes.
Now a landscape photographer, in his long career as a professional photographer, Sartori has gone through many phases, experimenting with techniques and styles. He started by portraying female subjects to exalt their beauty, but he abandoned this artistic project to dedicate himself to the form of the natural landscape. Sartori loves to travel with the objective of portraying the reality with which he interacts through portraits of people who are never posing. In this way here presents that which he defines as «a universal sentiment which unites us all despite ethnic diversity». In March 2015, the photographer organised an exhibition in collaboration with Ennio Ciaccia at Ca’ dei Carraresi, which proved very successful. In 2016 he is back with the personal exhibition, Live, in which he collects black and white shots which tell the story of the journeys he made in over forty years of activity. In the shots presented in the exhibition the artist let himself be influenced by the greatest figures of the tradition of straight-photography.