Stefano Carnelli - Transumanza

Publisher Peperoni

ISBN 9783941249066

Idea Code 17025

‘Transumanza’ is the seasonal movement of livestock between summer and winter pastures. The tradition is still practiced by a small group of shepherds in Lombardy, who move their flocks from the Alps to the Pò Valley and back. Unexpectedly, the economic force driving this phenomenon is no longer the wool trade, but the rising demand for sheep’s meat from a growing community of Muslim immigrants. Stefano Carnelli’s photographic project follows the displacement of shepherds and their livestock in an alternative mapping of this complex and often conflictive relation between a marginal nomadic community and the highly urbanised region it cyclically passes through.

136 p, ills colour, 30 x 24 cm, hb, Italian/English


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