TOKYO-2019 Science / Environment

Fallen Memory

  • Prize
    Silver in Science/Environment
  • Photographer
    Barbara Zanon
  • Photo Date
    July 2019

From 26 to 30 October 2018 in the mountain areas of Italy but also in Austria, Croatia and part of Switzerland a strong Atlantic-origin disturbance, called VAIA, has been violently hurled over entire countries and forests, dropping 9 million trees and radically changing the conformation of the territory. The estimated damage was hundreds of millions of euros. Nine months later, a race against time is underway: many teams of lumberjacks and specialized companies have set to work to recover a large part of the wood before that this becomes unusable. THE Climate changing is the why.

BARBARA ZANON is a professional photojournalist, portrait and wedding photographer, based in Venice (Italy) since 2004. Barbara Zanon is a GETTY IMAGES CONTRIBUTOR in the News and she published pictures on internationally known italian and foreign NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES (as Life, Repubblica, Vogue, Gruppo Espresso, Stern Corriere, El Mundo, EL Pais, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Express, Le MONDE, Forbers, Time etc) She is a member of ITALIAN PRESS ASSOCIATION, and she also is a awarded member of international wedding associations, as JUNEBUG, WPJA, AGWPJA, ISPWP and WPS. In 2013, AGWPJA insert her