Since its very origins, Venice has always been a magnificent, surprising city - made even more unique by its breath-taking reflections. In the mirage of its coloured waters, Venice tells stories of its constant transformation and innate deformities, its wealth and tradition, its nightmares and its disquieting powers of seduction. The city presents the pressing theme of its own beauty, a quality that continuously creates and undoes itself within the endangered eternity of the city's very existence - because when Venice reflects, it is really cause for reflection. In a sequence of 120 stupendous images, the author and her Nikon capture fifteen years of moving photographs which provide a window onto the unsinkable soul of Venice.Thanks to the texts that accompany each photo, the author catalogues with scientific precision and poetic style, images that represent all of Venice's stories and enigmas. Herrera's writing spotlights the city's identity as it moves from liquidity to petrification, a dual reality that proves how Venice is truly the city where people go to encounter the dream state.
Fiora Gandolfi Herrera was born in Treviso. After studying Art and Foreign Languages and Literature in Rome, she began working as a journalist in 1958. She has published reportages linked to her photographs and drawings in Italy, Spain, France and the Americas.