Venice Floods

The week of 11th – 17th November 2019 was one of the worst in Venice’s history. In 6 days, the sea water flooded the city 3 times, with tide peaks (‘acqua alta’ in Italian) reaching almost unprecedented levels. The sea level rise (caused by climate change), the city slow sinking process and the industrial canals dug in the past to make way for the big ships, are among the main causes of these exceptional floods.

NOTE: A new visit to Venice to follow up on the consequences of the floods is planned for mid December 2019 (one month after the floods). For assignments, photo requests or more information, please contact me.

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VR VIDEO – ST. MARK’S SQUARE FLOODED


Publication in Slate, here. More work on Venice here

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