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05.09.2017

Jorge Panchoaga and the mysteries of Val Verzasca

“There are some realities lying under the surface of what we observe. Truths that lift up out of the blue, as a sea monster which rises to the surface and then disappears. Entering this unknown world is a way to me to tempt these monsters to emerge, it’s like building a bridge these creatures can get through to what is real and familiar to us. This beautiful space, where imagination and reality meet, is where love, tears and happiness exist. This is the place. This is where we live.”

This text of Nick Cave reflects the message Jorge Panchoaga has wanted to pass through his pictures: “Whoever visit the Verzasca Valley is exposed to all what nature and human being recount us. The story depends on who guides us, on what we find along the path—to imagine the future changes, to remember the past scenarios, to create a mirror between our fears and calm. “ His pictures were shown during the Verzasca Foto Festival in Sonogno, Tessin from 31st August to 3rd September 2017.