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Mountain Faces at the ISPO MUNICH 12

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The cooperation between the leading sport-business fair ISPO MUNICH 2012 and the unique mountain festival and platform International Mountain Summit from Brixen/South Tyrol placing the special photography exhibition “The Mountaineers” in the halls of the fair in Munich, Germany. 42 portraits of mountain personalities next to stunning alpine landscapes will fascinate the 60.000 expected visitors and more than 2.300 exhibitors from well over 100 different countries.

The pictures of some of the world’s best alpinists and climbers have been taken by the photographer Manuel Ferrigato during the last three editions of the International Mountain Summit in Brixen, which annually attracts mountain lovers from all over the world. 2011 the IMS counted over 12.000 visitors.

The exhibition permits to face big personalities such as Reinhold Messner, Hans Kammerlander, Sir Chris Bonington or Steve House. Amongst them there are daredevils such as Chris Sharma or Ines Papert, skydiver Dean Potter, the Huberbuam and women’s climbing legend Lynn Hill.

Worth seeing are also the metal frames of these incredible pictures, specifically made for the exhibition from the South Tyrolean company Metall Ritten.

You can admire „The Mountaineers“ from Sunday 29 January through Wednesday 1 February in the East Atrium of the ISPO MUNICH between the Halls A6 and B6.

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“The Mountaineers”

The exhibition „The Mountaineers“ arranges portraits of world-renowned mountaineers, photographed during the last two editions of the International Mountain Summit, and climbers on par with abstract landscapes. Unvarnished and straightforward humans next to rock formations. Still eyes catch a wink of nature. With razor-sharp poetry, Manuel Ferrigato captures entire landscapes in the portrayed mountaineers‘ expressions. And at the same time he casts longing looks at mighty rocks, as if they were part of us all. Manuel Ferrigato has resisted cosmopolitan arbitrariness and formed his own distinctive style. His portfolio is a confession of sincere passions.

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Consistent face-to-face portraits and landscape stills taken with an expert eye to the perspective reflect the close bond he has with his roots. The South Tyrolean studied Industrial Design in Milan and found fulfillment in architecture and interior photography at first. He has been living and working in Hamburg for 5 Years.

With his clear but empathetic pictorial language, Manuel penetrates monotonous fronts and formulates authentic scenes of man and nature.

The Mountaineers, "as in the nature of the climber requires a so called tour exhibition.

The International Mountain Summit

The International.Mountain.Summit is an independent international platform which discusses, celebrates and casts a new light on the mountains in all their different facets. As diverse as their admirers and climbers, the mountains are both living space for people and a habitat for nature. At the same time, they have significant market potential and offer individual challenges. Being one of nature's incredible marvels, they open the eyes of individuals and leave their mark on entire cultures.

The IMS is the ideal setting for a unique summit event which unites the world's best mountaineers, climbers and insiders in an open "contest of ideas". Fusing diverse topics as well as generations and opinions, the IMS offers a common ground for literally everyone who shares our passion for the mountains.

Thanks to its location in the heart of the Alps, South Tyrol is the perfect host for this comprehensive mountain festival. With the city of Bressanone/Brixen, the IMS has chosen a very special venue at the foot of a stunning and proud UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Dolomites. Tradition and hospitality alongside with the city’s conquering charm make for a cosy atmosphere which adds to the special setting of the IMS.

About ISPO

Thanks to its many events and services ISPO is considered the leading international sports business network. Every year, close to 2,000 international exhibitors present their latest products from the segments of Actions Sports, Traditional Sports and Performance Sports at ISPO MUNICH to over 60,000 visitors from more than 100 countries.

For over 40 years the global leader has provided a comprehensive overview of the entire range of sporting goods, athletic footwear and fashions, as well as the latest trends from these segments. Year for year the custom-tailored trade show concept with special communities and authentic side events guarantees a very unique, personalized and communication-rich atmosphere. As the only multi-segment trade show the event also offers its participants an opportunity to discover discipline-overlapping synergy and cross-selling potential, as well as recognize new segments and trends in advance. Thanks to close cooperation with the industry ISPO can identify market requirements and offers international sports business professionals the best possible presentation and networking platform at ISPO MUNICH.

In order to sustain its internationally leading position throughout the future the organizers continuously work on further improving ISPO MUNICH. Among the tasks is the endorsement of the new generation, as well as drawing the media's and the public's attention to industry-related topics. To reach this goal, ISPO will focus even more strongly on networking and partnerships.


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