Third Step of the project in Madgascar - curated by Daniela Legotta - from 20th to 30th April 2012
Local Partner: Un seme per Crescere
The loss of natural balance is a problem concerning everyone (Sixth Thesis of the Arenzano Manifesto's Sixth Thesis)
In Madagascar Rebecca has reflected on the Manifesto’s sixth thesis - that the interruption of natural equilibrium is a problem which doesn’t only concern nature, but also involves mankind – and has created a photographic work to document one of our planet’s richest and most threatened ecosystems. In fact, thanks to its isolation from the rest of the world, Madagascar has retained great biodiversity, and a large number of endemic species: more than 200,000 known species have been found in Madagascar, of which 150,000 do not exist in any other part of the world. In spite of this, its ecosystem is one of the most at risk on the planet: the area of felled forest is greater than 80% of the total area, half of which has occurred since 1950.
Rebecca’s work has followed an itinerary which has allowed her to reach and document three parks: Ranomafana National Park – a fluvial forest in the centre of the country; Isalo National Park, featuring great rock formations and situated in the central-south, and Zombitse-Vohibasia Park, a tropical forest that is home to many species of rare and indigenous birds. During this stage of her journey, Rebecca has worked with the local humanitarian association Un seme per Crescere