TOKYO-2020 Science / Environment

The Last Tide

  • Prize
    Gold in Science/Environment , 2nd Place winner in Science
  • Photographer
    Marco Campi
  • Technical Info
    Single Shot, All Taken With Canon 5d Mark Iv, 24-70 Mm.
  • Photo Date
    November/December 2019

Last November Venice experienced the second highest tide in recorded history. The frequency of exceptional tidal flooding have ramped up dramatically in the last few years mainly due to sea level rise due to melting of Antarctic ice caused by global warming. Following this event, I traveled to Venice on two distinct trips, on 17-18 November 2019, and again on 22 December 2019 to photograph the everyday of the Venetian life during high tide. The gallery “the last tide” contains the snapshots of those intense two and a half days.

Marco C. Campi is an Italian amateur photographer and professional academic. His scientific studies evolve around a mathematical approach to cognitive sciences in an attempt to tie the concepts of data, patterns and uncertainty. His photographic bent developed early on in his life when he began exploring the environment with his Canon AE1. His approach to photography signs a continuity with his scientific studies where single frames are snapshots of humanity and a camera becomes a means of exploration to unveil connections and diversities in the society.