Paola De Pietri first learnt of World War I at school and from family members who recounted historical facts through personal experiences – experiences that are in danger of being forgotten. In To Face De Pietri preserves these memories in a series of photographs of the alps between Italy and Austria, a landscape that still bears the scars of trench warfare from nearly a century ago. De Pietri’s subtle, unassuming images show a landscape once damaged by man is now being reclaimed by nature. Born in Reggio Emilia in 1960, Paola De Pietri is a major figure in Italian photography. She has exhibited at the Venice Biennale and Turin’s International Biennale of Photography among other institutions. In 2000 De Pietri’s work was included in the “New Italian Landscape” exhibition at the Electra Foundation in Paris.