On World Oceans Day , the exhibition of the environmental photographer Hussain Aga Khan with the director Simone Piccoli is presented, created to raise awareness of the unique and unrepeatable heritage represented by the sea and its creatures and to raise awareness of the essential function for human life of the " blue lung " of the planet.
In the Cetacean Gallery and in the other spaces on the ground floor of the Museum, large-format photographs and videography are set up, the result of the joint work of the two authors and friends (they are both from 1974) in the underwater world of Egypt, Tonga and Mexico , which tells the life of the seabed and the importance of the sea, offering opportunities for reflection and discussion on its protection.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of events on the very topical issues of sea problems and threats to marine biodiversity, food transition, microplastic pollution and shark-finning.
Hussain Aga Khan started at a very young age to immerse himself and photograph marine and terrestrial animal species in many habitats and different geographical areas, to stimulate attention to environmental protection. His latest book, The Living Sea, was released in May 2022. Simone Piccoli is an underwater instructor and videographer, produces marine life shorts and conducts workshops and conferences. He has several works presented and awarded in international film competitions.