Venetian Red



This series of street photography explores the architectural history of the city of Venice, Italy, as well as the human interaction with space and time through them.

Since the city was built on wooden platforms supported by stakes, the majority of Venetian buildings were constructed with bricks for they were lightweight and permeable. Buildings were then covered with a layer of stucco, and many were colored red or terracotta. Today, these brick walls and vivid red colors still make a huge part of the charm of this floating city, serving as the backdrop of people's daily life on these islands today.

These photographs encapsulate these ephemeral scenes that blend the present and the past. The Venetian red not only defines the visual look of the physical space, but also embodies the rich history of the city as well as its transformation through the centuries.

photographyMark Zhuphoto