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Photographs taken to show the impact of tourism on mountain landscapes

Posted by Amy Lewin,

Stripped of snow, Ettore Moni’s alpine landscapes are scarred by access roads, crisscrossing electricity wires and ski lift cables. The raw beauty of his scenes is interrupted by ugly concrete buildings, plastic fencing and piles of pipes. If Maria and the von Trapps came skipping over these mountains, the sound of music would hit a rather discordant note.

Italian documentary photographer Moni aims at “upsetting the viewers to make them feel like any mountain enthusiast who at the end of their trip are faced with something they would not want to find," capturing that jarring moment when the picture postcard image of perfection meets the 21st Century. He records the inevitable change of the high altitude landscape as a result of tourism; the vicious circle whereby in order to enjoy these picturesque places, we must make them a little less pretty.

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Posted by Amy Lewin

Amy joined It’s Nice That in July 2014 as a freelance editorial assistant. Previously she studied English at Oxford University and has worked at several media and film production companies.

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