The unrepeatable architecture urban of the Sassi of Matera tells the ability of man to adapt perfectly to the environment and the natural environment, using with simple features such as the constant temperature of the excavated environments, the same calcarenite of the rocky counterpart for the construction of houses outside land and use of slopes for water control and meteoric phenomena. The Sassi of Matera, developed around the Civita, constitute an entire city excavated in the calcarenitic rock, called locally “tufo”, an articulated housing system abutting along the slopes of a deep valley with singular and striking natural features: the Gravina. Built, elegant and articulated structures alternate with underground mazes and meanders of cavernous, creating a landscaped unicum of great effect.
Paolo Iommelli lives between Turin and Aversa, where he was born in 1965. In the 1980s he began his profession as a professional photographer with great regard for experimentation and expressive possibilities of photographic language. After graduating, she attends the lessons of photographer Mimmo Jodice at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples. He then graduated at the Federico II University (Naples) in Philosophy of Language with a thesis on “Myths and Symbols”, and specializes in Visual Anthropology with a Master in Social Photography.