This series, shot in Lanzarote
traces the aftermath of a
volcanic eruption.

The eruptions started in the island in
the 18th century and
lasted six years.

During that time, fiery lava flowed
from the depths of the earth,
destroying fertile land and
turning towns into ashes.

The event changed the
size and shape of the island permanently,
creating over one hundred volcanoes
as well as a lunar environment made
of craters and canyons.

With these images I emphasize the
scale of this catastrophe and the
delicate regrowth that ensued.

A balancing act where wind, water and
time slowly transformed a
deadly environment into a
place where life can
thrive again.

all images © 2024 Chiara Zonca