Ferdinando Ongania editoreCorte Dolfin in Castello© Musée d'Orsay, dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt
Throughout the 19th century, Venice continuously attracted amateur and professional photographers, from John Ruskin, the author of an important series of daguereotypes, to Alfred Stieglitz and Alvin Langdon Coburn, animators of the Photo-Secession at the turn of the century. Contemporaries of the pictorial researches, the albums published in 1891-1893 by the editor Ongania in Venice presented the architecture of the city in the tradition of 19th century monumental photography, but also the everyday life of the people of Venice, in pictures full of flavour and picturesque.
Curators Françoise Heilbrun and/or Philippe Néagu