Here they fought! 1940 – 1945
from 16 February 2023 to 22 April 2023
HERE THEY FOUGHT! 1940 – 1945
Alps, theatre of battles.
A photographic reportage bringing visitors along the Alps, discovering fascinating abandoned places, where Soldiers fought the Second World War’s forgotten battles. Signs of known and less known facts of a conflict that left dreadful scars into land and society.
This reportage is the sequel of “in the footsteps of the Great War” having the same spirit and the same geographical line.
This exhibition is hard work’s result made of historical searches and photographic missions in remote and inaccessible areas, where nature prevails.
A specific purpose
The aim is to remember the pain suffered by millions of European soldiers and civilians who died because of war and because of the hatred between nations.
An emotional perspective
An unseen glance that goes across France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia offering an emotional perspective over the darkest page of Europe. It is an interpretation key on the current times.
Remembering the Fallen
I dedicated this reportage to my Great-Grandfathers, both of them sent to fight during the Great War without coming back; to my Grandfathers, both involved in the Second World War and one also war orphan. I dedicated it to all the ones who had to face the same adversity and had the same destiny.
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Trento | Le Gallerie | 2nd June – 6th September 2020
Genoa | Palazzo Ducale | 18th September – 11th September 2020
Camogli | City Council Hall | 16th May – 2nd June 2021
Milano | Libreria Hoepli | 5th – 30th October 2021
Nizza Monferrato | Foro Boario | 22nd October – 17th November 2021
Busto Arsizio | Museo del Tessile | 6th – 27th November 2022
Tallinn | Kiek in de Kök | 16th February – 22nd April 2022
May 28th, 2020 Associazione Nazionale Alpini
May 31st, 2020 Provincia di Trento
June 10th, 2020 Parlamento europeo in Italia
June 10th, 2020 Commissione Europea
June 10th, 2020 Trentino, Alto Adige