VESUVIO, 11 LUGLIO 2017
In July 2017, the National park of Vesuvius was destroyed by numerous fires. More than 2700 hectares of pine forests were lost, 50 millions bees died.
I grew up with my family in those pine forests for twenty five years, the Vesuvius was a presence for me. When I left my family home it became landscape.
When Vesuvius began to burn it stopped being landscape and it awakened as an interior pres- ence within me. The day after I decided to go to help firemen to stop the fires. When fires were extinguished I began to take pictures, it was my way to take care of Vesuvius and me.
Maurizio Esposito was born in Naples in 1982 where he lives and works. During the last year his works has been exhibited in several Museums: at Museo d’arte contemporanea Madre of Naples (2011), Fondazione Forma per la fotografia of Milano (2011), Centro di fotografia d’Autore of Bibbiena (2012). In 2015 he was selected to take part to the second edition of Laboratorio Irregolare, the indipendent masterclass held by Antonio Biasiucci, thanks to he had an exhibition at SMMAVE of Naples (2017), Galleria del Cembalo of Rome (2017), La bottega di Cecè Casile, Milan (2018). During 2019-20, the project Vesuvio, 11 luglio 2017 has been exhibited at Tiefkollektiv/profondo collettivo 2 Festival in Bolzano (2019), Museo e Certosa di San Martino, Napoli (2019), Galleria Fonti, Napoli (2019), Villa Pignatelli-Casa della fotografia, Napoli (2020), Roonee 247 fine arts, Tokyo (2020). His works are included in several collections as Collezione Cotroneo (2019) and Luciano Benetton’s collection (2017).