Ottantuno (“eighty-one” in Italian) is a four-hand photographic project, carried out by Isacco Emiliani and his grandfather, Antonio Panzavolta, a farmer and keen reader, aged 81 at the time of the latest picture. On his uncle’s death, Isacco Emiliani found his camera and became passionate about photography. For seven years, he and his grandfather Antonio set off to discover spectacular trees to photograph them at night, discovering themselves in the process, too. This is the story of a man and his grandfather, and their shared love for trees. The book Ottantuno was published in 2022.

About the artist

Born in 1991, Isacco Emiliani is an Italian photographer and videomaker working on wildlife and the relationship between humankind and nature. Since 2016, he has been working on the project Arctic Visions, to raise awareness about the diversity and fragility of the Arctic world. His images are regularly published in the press and shown at festivals, especially in Italy.