The photographic exhibition Geomorfo – I Mille Volti di Gaia (The Thousand Faces of Gaia) offers visitors an unusual glimpse of the geological characteristics of planet Earth. Deserts, volcanoes, glaciers, mountains, steep cliffs above the sea, natural arches, pinnacles in precarious balance, stratified rocks, caves, natural sculptures and many others are the subject of the more than 100 colour images on display. For each image the precise location of the “morphology” is given, as well as an explanation on the geological origin and formation.
The exhibition aims to stimulate the visitor’s curiosity and desire to learn more. Why do mountains consist of layers? And why are these layers sometimes changing from horizontal to vertical? Why can dunes take on many different forms? What are the phenomena which lead to the formation of a natural arch? These are just some of the questions that the exhibition aims to inspire and to which it wishes to give a clear and precise answer.
Curator is Marco C. Stoppato, volcanologist, professional photographer, journalist, and head of the Vulcano Explorations Association (www.vulcanoesplorazioni.org).