UMANA NATURA | Shortlisted Project - PHmuseum 2020 Photographers Grant - PHmuseum

UMANA NATURA

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In this suspended place, we witnessed an incredible natural resilience. This work explores and symbolizes the poly-rhythmic nature of life cycles, their interaction beyond human interference. This research triggers a short-circuit between the slow and seemingly suspended process of ancestral nature and the more obvious transience of humans, and invites us to reflect on the perception of change, birth, mutation and death. At the centre of this visual investigation is a special territory in Europe, Umbria, known for its biodiversity and unique climatic conditions, where time seems to have its deepest roots. 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