Silver / 2019 / Press / General News

Venice, B side

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/General News
  • Photographer
    MAURIZIO TARGHETTA
  • Credit
    MAURIZIO TARGHETTA

My project wants to tell the other Venice. Not the millennial and art city made of stereotypes that by now survive only in the collective imagination but the real city that has totally lost its identity. Subjected to unsustainable tourist pressure, Venice has turned into an amusement park, a "disposable" container, a large machine for doing business. In this sense, for me, Venice today represents an extraordinary laboratory of human dementia.

I live in Padua, Italy.
For many years I have dedicated myself to street photography which, I think, can help us understand the reality we are experiencing.
All my projects, therefore, trying to provide an anthropological interpretation of our society in this particular historical moment.