SERGIO ARDISSONE for more than 30 years, photographer and journalist, author of books and photographic reportages, has travelled the roads of the world seeking to discover populations....READ MORE ↴
For more than 30 years Sergio Ardissone, photographer and journalist, author of books and photographic reportages, has travelled the roads of the world seeking to discover populations, traditions, cultures and emotions.
With him his reliable Reflex camera that has accompanied him along Himalayan paths, Arctic glaciers and ancient Asiatic caravan routes: one shot after the other, exposing kilometres of film.
Greater attendance and particular interest in places of Buddhist culture and faith led him, in 1996, to combine his exceptional photographic documentation in the traveling exhibition “Buddhist worlds” which was a great success with audience and critics.
In 1998 the most beautiful images of that event were presented in the homonymous book.
In 2001 he created “Elementa: the four souls of the world”, an exhibition of precious images brushstrokes of extraordinary poetry which was followed by the publication of the homonymous work.
At the end of 2005 a new exhibition was set up entitled “Burma: the light of the Buddha”, full of photos of great intensity, such as to grasp the senses and the soul.
In the spring of 2018 he presented, in the fascinating setting of the ex Jesus Church in Asti, the exhibition “Witnesses – A world the disappears”, a collection of images for the most part unpublished and today mostly unattainable, with which he wanted to tell how on this Earth part of our essence is lost every day.
Thousands of images that today bear testimony to the existence of a world tragically destined to end, transformed by bitter conflict or terrible ecological upheaval, or simply by the course of time that mercilessly erases, bit by bit, the existence of the past.
This exhibition presents a series of images taken by Ardissone along the Silk Road, in South-East Asia, Tibet, Nepal, India, Ethiopia, Kenya and, finally, in the Canadian Arctic.