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)
– Print Choice 2: Lagoon (each is 1/15)
For further details about this project, see descriptions on the trade edition book page: Solastalgia
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
Feature Portfolio, Cover image in Berlin Quarterly Issue 8
Review on Lenscratch
The Eye of Photography (En) / L’Oeil de la Photographie (Fr)
*TOP 20 RECOMMENDED PHOTOBOOKS from UNSEEN Amsterdam Book Market 2018, selected by Richard Sporleder of Café Lehmitz, Cologne
Print Edition launched at Polycopies, 9th November in Paris
* Trade edition book is Photoeye #5 Weekly Bestseller – for Week ending 21 October 2017 – Newsletter
Solastalgia is held in the following collections:
Fabrica Library (Catena di Villorba, IT)
Officine Fotografiche (Rome, IT)
Tufts University Library (MA, USA)