Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 Architecture / Industrial

The Salt Pans of Volterra At Sunset

  • Photographer
    Sonia Corbo
  • Technical Info
    Olympus E-m5markii
  • Photo Date

The Volterra Salt Pans are spread over an area of 65,000 m2. The salt mines have been exploited since Etruscan times, and have always been a very important resource for the territory. For this reason the Grand Duke Leopold in the 18th century, increased production by building new factories. Then the production passed under the control of the State and later in the 90s, it was privatized. Today the saline produces about 150,000 tons/year of recrystallised salt that is used for tablets and the agro-food industry. It is the purest salt in Italy. I took these pictures last July at sunset.

Hello! I am Italian and I was born in Siena, Tuscany. My passions are traveling and taking pictures. At the beginning I devoted myself more to landscapes and architecture. Then to a modern still-life that revolves around geometries and colors. Finally my attention was seduced by portraits. I like color photos but black and white has won me over. Anyway, in my opinion, no matter what it is: to capture a moment of our existence is a real magic.