A New Book’s Eerily Calm Photos Show the Extent of Venice’s Flooding

Vice | Jan 16, 2020 at 9:00 AM
  • Last November, flood water in Venice at high tide reached a peak of 1.87 metres (just over 6 feet) above sea level, inundating homes, damaging priceless artworks and making fools out of local climate change-denying politicians.
  • Between 1923 and 2000, Venice was flooded ten times by exceptionally high water (reaching at least 140 centimetres above sea level).
  • Photographer Matteo de Mayda documented the atmosphere after the most recent floods in Venice with sensitivity rather than sensationalism.