Photos by Andrea Galiazzo

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Photographer Andrea Galiazzo made 24 photos of Venice for citybooks. During his residency there, Galiazzo made it his mission to trace the city’s perimeter. Due to the constant movement of the surrounding waters, however, Venice’s borders are not tightly defined.

An extraordinary ‘acqua alta’ during his stay submerged parts of the city. After the waters had receded, Galiazzo resumed his walks, collecting objects that, previously claimed by the water, had now reappeared on land. He divided these objects into different groups, composing carefully balanced still-lives.

The result is a remarkably original city portrait that evokes the personal tales of those that live there, presents souvenirs of the Venice’s visitors, and silently remarks on the rich history of the city.