Archivio Camera Photo

Venice Film Festival

Three hundred thousands of mostly still unpublished black and white images: negative on glass leaving place, as time passes, to 4 x 5 images on film sheet, then to 120 rolls during the Fifties replaced by 135 cartridges from the early 1970s on. Such is the content of the Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche archive in numbers. A quick peek at it and we can not help falling in love with long-gone faces, places and facts which strengths still pops out of contact of Venice and surrounding countryside, gossip, crime, sports and local news, artwork or prints. Local events like high tides, strikes and protests, celebrations, floods, regattas, Venice Carnival, regional and period costumes ... You name it and it's there. Many different hands respectfully took care of the archive over 60 years ago, with the help of the classics. This is now being turned into a spreadsheet for quick access and easy search.