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Posted on: April 1, 2008
[Photo] courtesy of Fabiano Ventura
Fabiano Ventura was born in Rome in 1975. A freelance professional photographer, he is most active in the field of mountain and outdoor sports, with a focus on landscape and a sensibility for the environment and sustainability. A true lover of mountains, he has practiced alpinism and ski mountaineering for many years, often joining them with his vocations, and he sport climbs at a high level.
In 2005 Ventura followed Hans Kammerlander's expedition to Nepal for an attempt on the virgin Mt. Jasemba, and in 2004 he was the official photographer of the Italian alpinist-scientific expedition "K2 2004 – 50 years later"; in 1999 he was the expedition photographer for "Chacraraju '99," in Peru's Cordillera Blanca. He has arranged reportages in Nepal, within the Everest region and the Kathmandu valley, the national parks in Argentine and Chilean Patagonia, in Namibia, Utah and Colorado, in the Indian region of Ladakh and Iceland.
Ventura is supported by and has active, enduring collaborations with the best photography manufacturers (Lowepro, Linhof, Nikon, Gitzo) and technical sportswear makers (Ferrino, La Sportiva). He publishes his pictures in leading Italian and foreign magazines and for various publishing houses, such as Treccani, Mondadori, Vivalda, White Star, Editoriale Domus, Feltrinelli; for Feltrinelli, in 2003, he provided the cover image for Erri De Luca's bestseller "Il contrario di uno." He is co-author of the photographic book K2 – The most beautiful pictures in Italian expeditions from 1909 to date and author of Icelandscapes, a photographic perspective of Iceland.
Active also in the field of inner furnishing, Ventura produces setups both for public and private institutions. Since 2002 he has collaborated with the Italian Geographic Society. He teaches workshops about landscape photography.
Currently Ventura is involved with a new project—"On the trails of the glaciers"—dedicated to reviewing notable mountain photography that reveals glaciological observations and other scientific knowledge relating to climate change. By taking pictures from the same point of view as old ones, he plans to discover changes occurring in the cryosphere over the past hundred years. The project is funded by those important research institutes trying to understand the reasons for such important global changes.
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