After being exhibited in London at the prestigious Somerset House from 9 to 28 March, the traveling photographic exhibition "Grow / Conserve" arrives in Bologna, featuring the winning images of the latest edition of the Syngenta Photography Award , the international contest conceived in 2012 by Syngenta with the aim of fostering discussion on important global issues and creating a platform that explores issues of global significance through the power of images.
After the award ceremony for the winners of the contest and the subsequent London exhibition, Italy was chosen as the first host country of the traveling exhibition: the most impactful images of the Syngenta Photography Award, in fact, were on display inside the Savoia Hotel Regency during the work of the G7 Ambiente, held in Bologna from 11 to 12 June last, and also in the Emilian capital they will be exhibited to the public free of charge from 22 June to 14 September at Casa Saraceni, for which we thank the Cassa di Risparmio Foundation in Bologna .
In this way, the exhibition intends to ideally carry forward the inspiring themes of the G7 Environment and contribute to keeping the sensitivity of visitors alive with respect to these issues so relevant for the future of the world population, witnessing the commitment and need for sustainable growth Planet.
Yan Wang Preston was chosen by an international jury chaired by writer and photographer William A. Ewing. In response to this year's theme “Grow / Preserve”, his long-term project called “Forest” delves into the relationship between urbanization and nature, particularly in relation to China's urban forests. The conflicts between the rapid growth of our cities and the protection of existing ecosystems is a central theme of the project. Preston was awarded a cash prize of $ 15,000 and up to $ 25,000 to carry out his project. The commission will allow her to expand and complete the project which particularly affects forestry activities in mainland China.