Planet Book. The exhibition

From 7 July to 24 October, the Botanical Garden hosts some of the greatest contemporary photographers to raise environmental awareness

The Botanical Garden hosts “Planet Book. The exhibition”, a selection of 100 photographs and 100 significant stories from Planet Book, the editorial project born from collaboration between Contrasto and the University of Padua. Presented to the public for the first time ever, the exhibition recounts our dependence on our host planet and at the same time the profound transformations we have inflicted on it.

The photographs, commented by a group of students from the University of Padua, are grouped according to the four elements employed by ancient philosophers to understand the world: water, earth, fire and air. The fifth element is us in all our ambivalence, capable as we are of admirable creative impetus and destructive impulses.

On display, among others: Sebastião Salgado, Bruno Barbey, Jonas Bendiksen, George Steinmetz, Frans Lanting, Thomas Hoepker, Chris Steele-Perkins, Matthew Abbott, Cristina de Middel, Stefano Dal Pozzolo, Ian Berry, Alex Bellini, Francesco Anselmi, Antoine d’Agata, Sim Chi Yin, Jean Gaumy, Paolo Pellegrin, Mikhael Subotzky, Ilaria Magliocchetti Lombi, Akintunde Akinleye.

"Our change, a commitment to the Planet" is also the leitmotif of the sixth edition of Risvegli, the cultural and scientific event promoted every year by the University of Padua.

“Planet Book. The exhibition” is included in the admission ticket to the Botanical Garden. Thanks to the special openings planned until 24th October, it will be also possible to enjoy the exhibition in the fascinating nocturnal atmosphere of the Garden.

Photo: © Jonas Bendiksen / Magnum Photos