I RAGAZZI DEL ’99 (THE KIDS OF ’99)
A photography project for young people to help them discover the traces of their great grandparents at the front, by Francesca Masarié
How would today’s young people, bombarded as they are with images, imagine the experience of those young people, born at end of the 19th Century and later summoned to fight in the trenches? Professional photographer Francesca Masarié has been working on this theme with students in Auronzo and Pinzano al Tagliamento in the Province of Pordenone. The students explored Monte Piana, a bloody theatre of war one hundred years ago, and now a magnificent natural terrace over the Dolomites, and the fortifications on Monte Ragogna, near the River Tagliamento. They used photography to awake, explore and express their feelings on the natural world, on the collective memory, on the territory and its borders, both those of yesterday and today.
At the Dolomites UNESCO LabFest the young people will be presenting their work together with photographer Francesca Masarié.
The photographs will also be on show at the public library for the entire duration of LabFest.