Between Sky & Earth: Liberto Macarro

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Animals are everywhere in rock art and they are represented without limits, with no borders. They merge with the earth and the sky. In the photography of Liberto Macarro we find the same worldview, the same sensations. One nature: landscape, animals, men closely linked, intertwined. Macarro, a French photographer who lives in the mountainous region of Savoy, has photographed cows and other large mammals (elephants, camels) in the Alps, Spain, India, Tibet. His photographs are generally close up of the animals, often concentrating on their hides or on parts of the animal and the surrounding landscape.

As the celebrated French writer Daniel Pennac says, 'Until now, since I quit the city for the mountains, I believed I was seeing cows in the landscape. Now, the photos of Liberto Macarro present me with another view: the cows are the landscape by themselves, in their solemn majesty. Lines of the backs merge with the profiles of the mountains, hides that resemble patches of grass, muscles and articulat


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