Posted on 2021-06-14

Poveglia: a Mysterious Island: The Haunted Island in the Venetian Lagoon

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Poveglia—an eerie, haunting location made creepier in these incredible black and white photos

This small island located in the Venetian Lagoon, located between Venice and Lido is known for the dilapidated 17th-century asylum for the mentally ill. Tales of hauntings, ghostly moans, screams and spectres make this place known as one of the most haunted locations in the world.
Complete with a plague burial ground, this site is deserted and off-limits, making images reasonably rare.
Stranger yet is the local’s reaction to being asked questions about this foreboding place; very few Venetians talk about the island or answer questions. Many pretend the island doesn’t even exist, which only adds to the mystery, intrigue, and ultimate sadness of the location.
This black and white zine will bring the sense of dread of the island directly into your living room and pique your curiosity about all the secrets buried on Poveglia.

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  • David
  • Jun 17, 2021
  • Wonderful event thank you very much for hosting. MS gave a great talk and presented some fantastic images from his Getty Images career as well as Slovenia.

  • PC
  • Jun 18, 2021
  • It was very interesting to hear about the day of a news photographer in London and MS certainly got some great shots in what must sometimes be crowded and fast moving situations. I really enjoyed his work from Slovenia and other Eastern European countries. Would make me want to visit! The only downside was the live stream did freeze a lot and I had to keep reloading the page. I am on a very fast fibre connection so maybe it was to do with where Marco was streaming from?

  • Elli
  • Jun 17, 2021
  • Great pictures, informativ

  • Gary
  • Jun 17, 2021
  • A very interesting presentation with some useful tips and advice. Thanks for answering the questions and I hope I might catch up with MS in his neck of the woods in the future.


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