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Students Study Digital Photography and Contemporary Art in Venice

Students in SACI's Venice Summer Program spent the month of July studying digital photography and contemporary art in the Floating City, renowned for both its traditional art treasures and celebration of innovative contemporary art.

The Venice Summer Program group spent four-weeks visiting the city’s museums and contemporary art exhibitions, including the 2018 International Architecture Biennale, while learning the fundamentals of digital photography. Lectures by Program Director Jacopo Santini (Digital Photography) and instructor Marco Baravalle (Contemporary Art in Historic Venice) combined with on-site trips made for a fast-paced month of intensive research and portfolio building. Students had the opportunity to use Venice and its many poetic spaces as inspiration with which to strengthen their technical skills and photographic language while learning from both contemporary art and the city’s past.

In addition to the Architecture Biennale, the group had the opportunity to see many renowned sites throughout the city. Daily field trips included visits to Palazzo Fortuny, the Historical Archive of "La Gondola: Photographic Association of Venice, Palazzo Grassi, Giudecca Island, Tre Oci Foundation and Museum, San Marco area, the ancient Venetian Ghetto, ICI Venice - Istituto Culturale Internazionale, Magazzino del Caffè, Marghera and its fortress, Punta alla Dogana Museum, San Michele Cemetery, the S.a.L.E. Docks, Microclima, the neighboring island Lido, and the seaside town of Chioggia.

Learn more about the Venice Biennale/Summer Program at SACI.

Apply now to experience the 2019 Venice Biennale with us next summer.

“You take delight not in a city's seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours.” 

― Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities


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