Alejandro Merizalde has been photographing in Venice since 2008, becoming deeply familiar with some of the issues affecting its people—climate change and flooding, unregulated tourism and cruise ships damaging the lagoon, to name a few—as well as how locals, given these circumstances, experience their own city.

His photographs present an uncommon view of Venice and its surrounding islands. There are no humans or city icons in any of his images. With this approach, he aims to put before the viewer's eyes something much deeper than a beautiful photograph. His undisturbed perspective of stone and water invites to not only rejoice at a magnificent landscape, but to realize the need to protect and preserve this historical city.

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