Luca Prestia

Historian and free-lance photographer based in Turin (Italy)
      
Confine di [S]stato | State border
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Location: Turin
Nationality: Italian
Biography: For some years I have been dealing with photographic projects related to the migratory phenomenon. I have visited some borders of Europe in search of traces of the testimonies of humanity passing through, in search of new life. For assignments,... MORE
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Confine di [S]stato | State border
Copyright Luca Prestia 2022
Date of Work Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
Updated Mar 2022
Location Cuneo
Topics Alps, Art, Borders, Community, Culture, Culture stories, Documentary, Editorial, Europe, Fine Art, Historical, History, Iconic places, International Stories, Italy, Journalism, Landscape, Maritime Alps, Nature, Personal Projects, Photography, Photojournalism, Piedmont
Autumn 1947. 

After months of intense negotiations, the border between the Italian and the French territories in this small corner of Europe was redrawn and finally established: since then, the high lands lying within the vast mountain area of the Colle di Tenda have been crossed by a nothing more than imaginary line, at time feeble and only recognisable by solitary milestones, traced by the hand of the man on a territory that, in spite of everything, preserves intact its wild and enchanted deep spirit, drawn by an extremely generous nature over a very long time.  This is the most striking aspect to those who decide to set out for a walk on this section of the Maritime Alps: you will gaze at a space made of rocks and air, suspended among countless ridges, deep valleys, caves and peaks that really look as if they were grabbing on to the cobalt-blue sky on a bright sunny day.   The observer can enjoy a 360° view without finding any obstacle, in a visual embrace setting things right and acknowledging the role of nature, finally making the man’s action appear – with his misleading desire of control and delimitation – as a slight hitch intended not to last.
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Beyond the border. Signs of passages across European borders

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