About the authors
Photojournalist Daniel Holzer first became interested in Stromboli thanks to fascinating reports by famous volcanologist Haroun Tazieff. In 1952 Holzer travelled to Stromboli for the first time. Then a freelance photographer with several journals. he was determined to get some high quality photographic coverage of the volcano. In those days colour photos of erupting volcanoes were still very rare. In addition he was interested in the life and customs of the island's population.
|A first visit to Stromboli turned out to be too short. Therefore he returned in 1953, now in company of his friend Denis Bertholet, photographer and mountain guide. They also planned to produce a documentary movie on 16mm-film. The result of these expeditions are numerous photos and film footage of which samples are presented here.|