The "Humanity & Wildlife: crossed destinies, shared territories" exhibition presented in San Marino
After being presented in Monaco and then in Rome, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation's photo exhibition « Humanity & Wildlife: crossed destinies, shared territories » is being held at the Giardino dei Liburni in San Marino from 1 December 2021 to 9 January 2022.
The exhibition was inaugurated on Wednesday 1 December in the presence of Their Excellencies the Captains Regent Francesco Mussoni and Giacomo Simoncini, Mr Andrea Belluzzi, Secretary of State for Education and Culture, and Mr Marco Colasanti, President of the Foundation's Italian branch.
The most beautiful photographs from the Foundation's International Environmental Photography Award will be presented on this occasion in order to raise public awareness of the issues surrounding the accelerated loss of biodiversity.
"The choice of theme is significant. It reflects the lessons to be learned from the global crisis we are facing: human health depends on the health of animals and our environment. The photographs on display invite us to reflect on our relationship with wildlife and urge us to act in favour of global health," explains Olivier Wenden, Vice President and CEO of the Foundation.
The competition featured nearly 6,000 photographs submitted by some 1,400 photographers from around the world in three categories: "Incredible Wildlife", "Wildlife in Crisis" and "Reasons for Hope". The photographs illustrate the contrast between the beauty of wildlife and the terrible impact of human activities on natural habitats.
"It is imperative to raise public awareness of the need to develop a more harmonious relationship with nature. We are honoured that the Republic of San Marino shares this conviction and has agreed to host this event," says Marco Colasanti, President of the Italian branch of the Foundation.
The exhibition, which was recently presented in the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome between 10 and 20 September 2021, received almost 7,000 visitors per day, for a total of 70,000 people, giving it exceptional visibility.
Andrea Belluzzi (Secretary of State for Education and Culture): "It is a great honour for us to host this photographic exhibition, for the value of the work carried out by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and brought to the world, and even more so for the themes dealt with. Attention to biodiversity, respect for nature and animals, environmental protection and, more broadly, safeguarding the planet, can no longer be marginal themes. This exhibition is an opportunity for us to address these issues and raise awareness. I hope that many San Marino citizens and all the tourists visiting our historical centre during this winter period will be able to admire it".
Following this, the exhibition will also be presented in other countries throughout 2022.
The exhibition can be viewed online at: https://exposition.fpa2.org/online-exhibition/
The exhibition "Humanity & Wildlife: crossed destinies, shared territories" is supported by Monaco Digital, the Cultural Institutes of the Republic of San Marino, Radio Monte Carlo, Harmonic Shapes, Marlù and Sportello Italia.