BEYOND THE CARNIVAL
by VALERIO BERDINI
About the Book
“Is there a way to portray Venice, during the Carnival, including the historic appeal of its colourful masks without denying it is happening in a new millennium?”
This book is a challenge. I dropped my favourite black and white film to opt for a contemporary medium, digital colour photography, with the purpose of putting a secular tradition in the contemporary setting where it is taking place today.
28 exclusive images
Texts in English and Italian
Born in Rome, Italy, in 1970, Valerio Berdini has been living in the UK since 2001. Over the years his documentary work developed into a personal language that merges a traditional aesthetic, influenced by the masters of photojournalism, with an incessant attention to the evolution of the contemporary society. He has travelled since very young and the desire to meet new people, in their own culture, never stopped. Music fan and avid concert photographer, he has also built an extensive archive of several hundreds live rock bands. Valerio Berdini photographs have been exhibited, awarded and published internationally, including The Guardian, La Repubblica, Condé Nast Traveler, Rolling Stone, L'Espresso, The Times and many more. He is a freelance photographer represented by REX Features.