Metamorphosis of the earth (Landscapes) (1956-76)

For years Giacomelli returned to photograph the same fields and neighbouring landscapes of Senigallia, marking a map of the transformation of the space, with the changes of the cultivations and the farming techniques.

‘In some of my landscapes there are the same folds that can be seen if one looks at a hand using a magnifying glass; the man’s work is like magnified by a big lens in the earth. In these photos the trace of the intervention remains – in the poems and stories as in the landscapes – that take me outside daily life, from the traumatic contact with existence. That is, I use something real that in some way is outside of daily life, as it is more an inner research’ (Mario Giacomelli, writings from the 90s).