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Gabrielle Saveri
Biografia

Gabrielle Saveri is a photographer, videographer, and writer based in California’s Napa Valley. Gabrielle has worked as a writer, reporter, photographer, and television producer for leading national and international media companies. 

Her current work involves photographing the distinctive yet threatened culture and traditions of Italy’s native Maremma cowboys, the Butteri. She is passionate about the environment, nature and wildlife. Her work explores the human relationship with the natural world. 

I Butteri della Maremma

Fotografie di Gabrielle Saveri
All Images ©Gabrielle Saveri. All Rights Reserved.

“In the 1990s, I lived in Rome and worked as a magazine reporter and editor. I kept hearing about a group of Italian cowboys who raised their own special breeds of horse and cattle in Tuscany. The moment I heard about these cowboys, I dreamed of riding with them. But I didn’t know how to find them. It wasn’t until nearly twenty years later that a serendipitous encounter led me to the Butteri. 

The Butteri are legendary cattle breeders and horsemen of the Maremma, a rugged coastal region that stretches from the plains of northern Lazio to the beaches and inland areas of southern Tuscany. Their pastoral way of life is believed to date back to the spread of agriculture during Etruscan times. 

Due to the physicality of the job, the low pay, and economic recessions in Italy over the last decade, the number of working butteri has dropped dramatically. It is estimated that there are only around thirty left in the Maremma at this time. 

I took these photographs between 2013 and 2023. My hope is to document the historic traditions of the authentic, working butteri – who are deeply connected to their land and livestock – and the ‘appassionati,” the men and women throughout the region who have fallen in love with buttero culture. These enthusiasts don traditional Italian cowboy clothing, and embrace buttero heritage in the hopes of preserving their history for future generations.” 

Gabrielle Saveri

Aree tematiche

Aree tematiche

Longines FEI Jumping World Cup e Gala d’Oro

Longines FEI Jumping World Cup and Golden Gala

Italialleva

Area Commerciale Top Brand e Campo prova FWC

Top Brand Commercial Area and FWC Test Field

Arena FISE

Purosangue arabo e GIA

Arabian Horse and GIA

MASAF

Area Commerciale B2C

B2C Commercial Area

Area Commerciale B2B

B2B Commercial Area

Salone cavallo Iberico e Horse Friendly Arena

Iberian Horse Salon and Horse Friendly Arena

Barrel Racing e Pole Bending

Barrel Racing and Pole Bending

Perimetro sicurezza cavalli

Perimeter safety horses

Animazioni

Animation
Perimetro sicurezza cavalli
Perimeter safety horses

Morfologie Razze Americane, SEF Italia, Special Events

American Breed Morphologies, SEF Italy, Special Events

Food Court

Area Kids

Salone del Turismo Rurale e dei Prodotti Tipici e Area Family
Exhibition of Rural Tourism and Typical Products and Family Area
Area H
Area F
Area E
Area C
Area D
Area B
Area A
PALA EXPO

INGRESSO / ENTRANCE "SAN ZENO"

INGRESSO / ENTRANCE
"CANGRANDE"

INGRESSO / ENTRANCE
"RE TEODORICO"

Longines FEI Jumping World Cup e Gala d’Oro
Longines FEI Jumpinag World Cup and Golden Gala

Italialleva

Area Commerciale Top Brand e Campo prova FWC

Top Brand Commercial Area and FWC Test Field

Arena FISE

Purosangue arabo e GIA
Arabian Horse and GIA

MASAF

Area Commerciale B2C
B2C Commercial Area
Area Commerciale B2B
B2B Commercial Area
Salone cavallo Iberico e Horse Friendly Arena
Iberian Horse Salon and Horse Friendly Arena
Barrel Racing e Pole Bending
Barrel Racing and Pole Bending
Perimetro sicurezza cavalli
Perimeter safety horses
Animazioni
Animation
Perimetro sicurezza cavalli
Perimeter safety horses
Morfologie Razze Americane, SEF Italia, Special Events
American Breed Morphologies, SEF Italy, Special Events

Food Court

Area Kids

Salone del Turismo Rurale e dei Prodotti Tipici e Area Family
Exhibition of Rural Tourism and Typical Products and Family Area

Area H

Area F

Area E

Area C

Area D

Area B

Area A

PALA EXPO

INGRESSO / ENTRANCE "SAN ZENO"

INGRESSO / ENTRANCE
"CANGRANDE"

INGRESSO / ENTRANCE
"RE TEODORICO"