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I Butteri della Maremma



I Butteri della Maremma

The Italian Cultural Institute is pleased to host the exhibition of the photos of Gabrielle Saveri, featuring the beautiful and rich culture and traditions of butteri (Italy's indigenous cowboys) of Maremma, a unique area in Southern Tuscany celebrated for the variety of its territory. Gabrielle is a photographer, videographer, writer, and producer based in Northern California's wine country. Her focus of interest is the environment, nature, and wildlife: her work explores the human relationship with the natural world.

The exhibition presents a series of images depicting the herdsmen and breeders of Italian horses also known as butteri. Their number in Italy is rapidly decreasing - it is believed that fewer than 50 have remained in the country. The photos were taken between 2013 and 2017 in the Maremma, a region between northern Lazio and southern Tuscany, with the aim of helping to preserve the historical traditions of the butteri and to capture the culture of the "fans," men and women who, throughout Italy, have embraced the life style of the Maremma's butteri.

Among other prizes, Gabrielle has been recently awarded, the 2018 Tokyo International Foto Awards, Silver Prize - Editorial / Photo Essay and Events / Sports.

On View thru March 22 | 9:30am-4:30pm

Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F (Opera Plaza)


Date: Da Thursday, January 31, 2019 a Thursday, March 14, 2019

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 601 Van Ness Ave, #F