Fratello fiume. Lo scorrere delle acque nel destino dell’uomo


The show of Giulio Di Sturco’s work on the Gange river ends the trilogy that CMC and Admira dedicated to the theme of environment and its changes. Giulio Di Sturco, who won the World Press Photo Award 2008 in the category Arts and Entertainments and of other important prizes such as the Sony World Photography Award, at the age of 33 had already became one of the most talented representative of the new Italian reportage photography. The absolute protagonist of this series is the Gange: a river that ties in closely with every single aspect of life in India and is a clear example of the unresolved contradiction that takes place between men and environment. It is a source of water, energy and livelihood for millions of people and, despite this, it is one of the most polluted rivers in the world a because of the toxic waste that is poured into his every day water. Besides pollution, the man has served to worsen the ecosystem also with the construction of dams or dikes not really according to law, whose break in 2008 used one of the most terrible softer floods from India, in the Bihar region, due to the overflow of the Kosi river, a tributary of the Ganges. His style refined translates reality into emblematic images, which are made spokesperson of real situations and deep feelings impressing themselves in the memory of all of us.

Title: Fratello fiume. Lo scorrere delle acque nel destino dell’uomo
Author: Giulio Di Sturco
Editor: Enrica Viganò
Book series: QUADERNI CMC
Publsiher: Admira Edizioni
Year: 2012
Number of pages: 98 pages
Number of photographs: 40 duotone and color photographs
Languages: Italian
Cover: Hardcover
Size: 19,5x22,5 cm
Price: € 20
ISBN : 978-8889163115