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Sara Palmieri’s PHENOMENA is a book that contracts time and redefines the space occupied by humanity in relation to nature, its scenarios of representation, imagination and control, breaking the boundaries of what is perceived as real and allowing what is invisible to emerge. The work questions the hierarchies between man and nature, discusses power relations, the manipulation of resources. Through a profound understanding of natural phenomena in relation to social ones, the photographer manages to construct an allegory of nature’s creation. The book proposes a thesis, and food for thought: why does man create fictitious images and atmospheres, in an attempt to make nature a decorative element? Why does man not live his relationship with nature and must filter it in order to tolerate it? The presented series, which brings together the artist’s discourse in a very broad way, has become an opportunity to reflect on these issues. Through the lens of the concept of control and its exercise, the writer Beatrice La Tella has therefore dialogued with the images to create a text of great evocative power, a sort of chorus that resonates together with the images.