Berengo-Gardin described this layered puzzle of a picture, made on the Venetian vaporetto (water bus), one winter morning as men headed to work: “It was a matter of pure luck, really. I was doing a lot of architectural photography, and this was a spontaneous shot: I only took one picture. In the center there is a reflection in the glass door of the vaporetto, behind which stands a man all dressed in black. If he’d been wearing white, the shot wouldn’t have worked.”
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Gianni Berengo-Gardin, Italian, born 1930
- 1960, printed later
- Gelatin silver print
- Image: 10 3/8 × 15 1/16 in. (26.4 × 38.2 cm) Sheet: 12 × 15 7/8 in. (30.5 × 40.3 cm)
- Credit Line
Gift of Anne Wilkes Tucker in honor of Franci Neely
- Current Location
- Not on view
- Accession Number
Anne Wilkes Tucker, Houston; given to MFAH, 2000.