The Invisible City

PhotographerFederico Povoleri
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Venice is dying. The ongoing exodus of inhabitants is In stark contrast with the image that is shown to the rest of the world is akin to the cover of an advertising brochure, and does not reflect the soul of a place that is certainly no Disneyland. During the past four years I have been exploring in depth Venice, my home city, and I took many unusual pictures of it. I have started up a street photography project called: The Invisible City. Through my photographs, I strive to show the true essence and soul of Venice, unseen to those visiting it. Venice is a city that through the millennia brought to us history and unparalleled architecture. Nevertheless, it is not a still-life exposition in a museum; it lives to a full extent through his environment and inhabitants (the latter is too often a unappreciated perspective).

Story

Venice is dying. The ongoing exodus of inhabitants is In stark contrast with the image that is shown to the rest of the world is akin to the cover of an advertising brochure, and does not reflect the soul of a place that is certainly no Disneyland. During the past four years I have been exploring in depth Venice, my home city, and I took many unusual pictures of it. I have started up a street photography project called: The Invisible City. Through my photographs, I strive to show the true essence and soul of Venice, unseen to those visiting it. Venice is a city that through the millennia brought to us history and unparalleled architecture. Nevertheless, it is not a still-life exposition in a museum; it lives to a full extent through his environment and inhabitants (the latter is too often a unappreciated perspective).

About Photographer

Writer, Videomaker and Music Composer. A Venice native, Povoleri writing stories for comics. Thanks to the sponsorship by writer/journalist Alberto Ongaro, Povoleri began his collaboration with many publishing company and working for many years as a storywriter with the Walt Disney Italia. Povoleri currently works as a television director of lyric opera and symphonic concerts for the La Fenice Theater in Venice.