Paola De Pietri

PAOLA DE PIETRI since the 90s has been making photo series and videos on the visible and invisible transformation of existence, exploring the relations and influences of inhabited space in the development of personal and group identity. With a conceptual approach she photographs transience and the effects of time on urban and natural areas in long-term projects such as To Face (“Renger Patzsch Award” 2009) on the places of the battles along the Italo-Austrian alpine front of World War I, a testimony to the passing of time and the slow organic and botanical change of the land dug out by trenches. Her series about the relationship between man and space includes: Trentuno dicembre millenovecentosessanta (2003); Here again (2003); Dormi sonni tranquilli? (2004); La nuova casa (2005); Vajont (2005); Io parto (2008). She alternates small with large format, and black and white with colour. *She was born in 1960 in Reggio Emilia, where she lives and works.