• Marina Vitaglione Solastalgia Print Edition
  • Solastalgia by Marina Vitaglione
  • Solastalgia by Marina Vitaglione
  • Solastalgia by Marina Vitaglione
  • Solastalgia by Marina Vitaglione
  • Solastalgia by Marina Vitaglione
  • Solastalgia by Marina Vitaglione
  • Solastalgia by Marina Vitaglione
  • Solastalgia by Marina Vitaglione
  • Marina Vitaglione Solastalgia Artist Print 1
  • Marina Vitaglione Solastalgia Artist Print 2

Solastalgia: Print Edition
Marina Vitaglione

Edition of 30

Each Print Edition includes:
+ A signed copy of Solastalgia hardcover book, 84 pages, 24x17cm,
with 41 colour photographs (in English with Italian translation)
+ Choice from two limited edition giclée prints, signed and numbered
(on front) in editions of 15


Out of stock


Combining fictitious storytelling and poetic photography, Solastalgia sheds light on the effects of climate change and rising tides on the archipelago of 118 islands that make up the city of Venice, Italy. Written in the voice of Venice – a city deserted by its inhabitants and sinking gradually into oblivion – this emotive book recalls its former life of grandeur and speculates on the outcome of its worsening predicament.

Each Print Edition of Solastalgia includes:

+ A signed copy of Solastalgia, the hardcover book, from the first edition printing of 350 copies.

+ A choice from two Print options
Marina’s photographs are made from film negatives that lay soaking for weeks in the same Adriatic seawater that is actively deteriorating and enveloping the city of Venice. This process causes mold growth on the film emulsion, naturally creating the spore effects seen in the final prints.

Giclée prints have an image size of 7.5x5in / 19×12.7cm, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag fine art paper – 308gsm, 100% cotton, archival standard.
Your selected print is signed and numbered on the front, presented in a glassine wrapper and enclosed in the front end papers of the book.

– Print Choice 1: Accordion (each is 1/15) – SOLD OUT

– Print Choice 2: Lagoon (each is 1/15) – SOLD OUT

For further details about this project, see descriptions on the trade edition book page: Solastalgia

The Author

Marina Vitaglione is a photo researcher, photographer and journalist from France.

She is a former fellow at Fabrica communication research centre in Treviso, Italy (2016-2017) and has an MA in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism with Distinction from London College of Communication. She currently works with Panos pictures as a commissioning editor.


Reviews + Press

“One of those rare projects which combines creative concept with urgency of subject, and where all elements exist in a brilliant balance.”Lewis Bush

“A really great concept and perspective – The photography is beautiful, and the text very powerfully pulls the work together to connect with the subject on an emotional level.”Mandy Barker

“[The text] in combination with sea stained imagery situates the complex issue of climate change inside a poetic narrative, creating space for viewers to contemplate what it is like to experience loss in the wake of an environmental disaster.”Julia Bennett, Lenscratch

“A beautiful book of a fine body of work, and an important global issue. I’m very pleased to have my own copy before it’s too late.” Tracy Homer

See more:
Feature Portfolio, Cover image in Berlin Quarterly Issue 8
Review on Lenscratch
The Eye of Photography (En) / L’Oeil de la Photographie (Fr)

Special Notes

*Fotobokfestival Oslo 2021 Featured Selection, ‘Photography and Words’ theme – books with a strong relationship between image literary text

*TOP 20 RECOMMENDED PHOTOBOOKS from UNSEEN Amsterdam Book Market 2018, selected by Richard Sporleder of Café Lehmitz, Cologne

* Featured in WANTED CREATIVITY, Fabrica Circus at Fondamenta sant’Anna 994, Castello, Venice, 24 May – Sept 2018

* Photoeye #5 Weekly Bestsellerfor Week ending 21 October 2017Newsletter

Solastalgia is held in the following collections:
AGO Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives (Toronto, CA)
École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie (Arles, FR)
Duke University – Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Fabrica Library (Catena di Villorba, IT)
Fundación Foto Colectania (Barcelona, ES)
Hellenic Centre for Photography (Athens, GR)
Library of the Complutense University of Madrid (ES)
New York Public Library (USA)
Officine Fotografiche (Rome, IT)
Tate Library & Archive (London, UK)
Tufts University Library (MA, USA)