The book 40 Seasons of Humanity by Mauro De Bettio that you can purchase on this site is the first and original authorized edition ever published.
The photographic volume contains the testimonies of a journey that began ten years ago, a journey for which the author, Mauro De Bettio, started it moved by the desire to discover and plant flags on a map and which soon matured into an “inner journey”.
During this journey, which pushed Mauro De Bettio to different remote corners of the planet, he met and photographed people of distinct cultures, characters and dogmas, who opened a window on their stories, letting emotions, traumas, sufferings and a perpetual light of life and joy in the look.
Some of them are often defined on the margins, minorities that are easy to ignore or whose existence we simply do not know, despite being made up of millions of people. Mauro De Bettio allowed himself to reach and explore the fragile balance that is intertwined among people in the infinite beauty of diversity, through the faces of a humanity that spans 40 seasons. That’s why Mauro De Bettio decided to title the book ‘40 Seasons of Humanity.’
Photography goes beyond the image itself and represents the photographer’s way of communicating tenacity and fragility, colors and shadows, the joy of a glance, and its essence. The determination of the protagonists captured in the images is an extraordinary example of how every challenge can be transformed into an opportunity, and the photographer is the spokesperson and interpreter of a piece of this humanity.