Among the so many activities of the “Circolo Fotografico La
Gondola”, the exhibition program
is surely among the most important even if a little known.
Altogether, in over half century of life, have been
produced almost hundred of it, a lot of which of undisputed value;
thanks, some times in the past, to the collaboration between the " La Gondola” Romeo Martinez, Luigi Crocenzi and Lanfranco
Going to bashful in the time we will remember, among the
others, the famous ones “Biennali di Fotografia" and the “Esposizioni
Internazionali" of the years ‘50 and '60, the national reviews of Spain,
Sweden, France, Switzerland, the one man shows of Boubat, Hamilton,
Cagnoni, Lotti, Masera.
Also the production of the members has
broadly been spread through innumerable one man show and collective:
first of all the great anthological of 1980 to celebrate the thirtieth
anniversary of the " La Gondola”, for the event the volume “30 Years of
Photo in Venice" has been edited.
In recent times “Arzanà" (1995) a big documentation of the
historical -architectural conditions of the “Arsenale” in Venice; and the
numerous devoted anthological to the great present names in the historical
file of the “Circolo”: Paolo Monti, Sergio Del Pero, Bepi Bruno, Giorgio
In these pages the “La Gondola” intends
to propose some of the shows of greater success; besides the visual
pleasure, the visitors can find the evolution in the time of a
photographic thought that, has known during the years to gather the most
advanced and stimulating appeals of the photo and to adapt her for that
unmistakable, particular lagoon climate that for a long time constitutes
the most authentic essence of the “École de Venise".