Era Mare is a project by Matteo de Mayda, bruno (Andrea Codolo and Giacomo Covacich) and Francesca Seravalle, created in solidarity with the Venetian inhabitants whose lives and homes were damaged due to the the floods between November 12-28, 2019.
On the night of November 12, 2019, the flood in Venice reached 187 cm above sea level. An exceptional high tide submerged the streets and all the ground floors. With our photographs, we have chosen to avoid sensationalism in respect of the affected people, preferring to show the suspended and fragile atmosphere of Venice, of its lagoon and of the Venetians. It is an uncertain and dystopian question as to the future of the city. All proceeds from this book will go to help Do.Ve cultural association, a network of commercial and private partners involved in the protection and enchantment of the Dorsoduro district in Venice. The association commits itself to use the funds raised to help the locality rise again.
Matteo de Mayda is a photographer represented by Contrasto, focused on reportage and social and environmental causes.