It started with this, stumbling on this poster outside on the Palazzo Grassi (Dorsoduro), near
di Santa Maria della Salute. I noticed an entrance on the Fondamenta Salute, but
while there were expositions on, it was about art and 'Refelective Landscape' was unknown to them.
that evening I did a search on internet and found, in Italian, a link to a University. The next day
we took the
Vaporetto to Zattere and walked over to the Uni of Architecture. Only to find no exhibition
on photography there. The women at reception checked the internet again (most of it in Italian) and found
I needed to retrace my steps: it had to be there where I saw that poster in the first place!
This time I noticed a door had been opened, entering, what I presume to be, the
Seminario Patriarcale di Venezia.
I must admit I found the surroundings more inspiring than the modest photo exhibition.
Both sides of the photographs held images relevant to the exhibition and the subject.
The visit to this photo exhibition allowed me an unexpected opportunity!
I asked I could visit the library of which I had seen signs posted. After I explained my interest someone was
so kind to give me a brief tour through the Biblioteca del Seminario Patriarcale. Unfortunately the historic
section was closed due to extensive renovations. Something perhaps for another day.
Back to photography!
'I Am Nothing'
by Ito Lim.
I came across this exhibition by accident, passing an obscure 'campo':
Campiello de la Scuola.
More details on
this location, across the Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista di Venezia, 'VENEZIA 2015'
Always inspiring to see photography by others; the setting here in this medieval building certainly added atmosphere.
I had made my way to Piazza San Marco, fearing the crowds, but determined to visit the library on the
Piazetta. I had two unexpected but very pleasant surprises. The bookshop of the museum on St. Mark's
Square had a terrific selection of books and I bought two wonderful photobooks on Venice.
And a few doors down I stumbled on this magnificent exposition by
Sebastião Salgado! I could not believe my luck!
The subject was coffee, captured by Salgado over more than 10 years. The most wonderful photography.
And of course I left this Illy-sponsored photo exhibition with a huge book on the subject and am very pleased with it.